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2) General Information
Metroid Prime 3 was officially announced last year at Nintendo’s E3 2005 press-conference. While no solid details were given, Nintendo did show a short teaser trailer, although it was later confirmed to be running on Gamecube hardware.
A few small details were later given in August 2005 during an interview with Retro Studios. The most notable parts were that Metroid Prime 3 would be the last game in the Prime trilogy, and that "The plot of Prime 3 is about closure, told against the backdrop of an epic struggle".
But it wasn't until May 2006 that Metroid Prime 3 was fully unveiled. During Nintendo’s E3 2006 press-conference, the first ever footage of the game was shown, and the official title of “Metroid Prime 3: Corruption” was announced. A playable demo of the game was at Nintendo’s E3 Booth, and it was around 20 minutes long. Many details have since been announced.
- Release Date
Nintendo have confirmed that Metroid Prime 3 will be a Wii launch title. Currently, a specific date has not been announced, although Nintendo have said that the Wii will launch in November in USA and Dcember in UK.
- Plot Summary
Dark Samus and the Space Pirates have teamed up. Together, they travel from planet to planet corrupting each world with Phazon seeds. The Galactic Federation have responded, and a war between the Space Pirates has erupted. The time to act is now. Samus Aran must stop the chaos as she travels across various different planets collecting new upgrades and abilities. Can she stop the Space Pirates, and finally defeat Dark Samus once and for all?
In the E3 demo, we see how the game begins. A Galactic Federation base is being attacked by a group of Space Pirates, and it is in critical danger. Samus Aran has received a distress call, and she rushes out to aid the Federation. Upon landing, Samus learns that she must boot up a generator to restore the defense systems. Little does Samus know that Ridley awaits her in the core of the Base.