E3 '07: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Impressions

New details surface at E3 '07 regarding this eagerly anticipated franchise shooter for the Wii.

One of the first nuggets of savory information at the Nintendo Press Conference came in feminine form, as Samus Aran blasted foes on the big screen, while an equally feminine demo girl demonstrated how fun and easy the game was to play. The presentation was short but tantalizing, with two main bits of new information regarding a game that both you and yours should be eagerly awaiting.

The first was the lock-on system. By pressing a button on the Wii Remote, your screen will lock on to your targeted foe, not your crosshairs. This way, you can easily strafe enemies, but still have the freedom to aim at their weaknesses. In the demonstration, the girl deftly maneuvered around marauding space pirates, dodging their shots, and pelting them about their deformed heads with all manner of flashy, painful-looking projectiles.

Speaking of aiming for weaknesses, Nintendo has never had any problem locking onto yours, as the second bit of information proves. To augment her combat abilities, Samus can inject herself with a potent serum. With a stiff dose of this stuff, she hits much harder, but watch out: Like any performance-enhancing substance, Samus's little helper comes with consequences. If she uses too much, she'll be corrupted, utterly. We don't know what that means, but it sounds hot. And so does Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

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45 comments
WolfTeenZylo
WolfTeenZylo

Man only like a week left! I can't wait! I;m still trying to decide if i should get metroid 3, or monster hunter freedom 2 which comes out the next day!!!!

wii-g
wii-g

cant wait for it......but is the release date ''august 27'' only in the U.S. or is it in Canada also????!!!!!!

Styyx1
Styyx1

Whomever wrote this needs to meet more girls.

Gavman4
Gavman4

I just can't wait for this game. After playing the first two, this easily became my favorite franchise, and the wii only makes it better.

TBoneTony
TBoneTony

Awsome, I never got the first 2 Metroid Primes because of my inability to play First Person Shooters effectively, but after seeing what the Wii-mote can let you be like you are holding Samus's Arm canon, this has me got this game on my most wanted list.

RESOCKI
RESOCKI

I can not wait. I have to make sure to save enough money by the end of next month. This bad week is turning into a good one.

DarthSamus
DarthSamus

Kenshin, read schizo's post again. He's 100000% right. This is an action-adventure-shooter, not just a shooter. I.E., this shouldn't be online. Plus, i'm looking forward to the single player, and look at Metroid's last attempt at online multiplayer--the singleplayer sucked.

chisoxrule
chisoxrule

Been looking forward to this one for a long time. Like some have already said, its made to be a single player game and I'm one of the few who doesn't care for the multi-player gameplay. Its a good thing this comes out before Halo 3 since I'll be getting both.

Kenshin112345
Kenshin112345

Schizo, look at Halo. There's 1 master cheif vs 5 hundred or so aliens.

totallyschizo
totallyschizo

i dont get whats with all you online people, this would SUCK online its built to be a single player game, unless online mode would be "one samus vs ten aliens on a team" it would just end up awkward and not fun this is a less a "shooter" and more an "action adventure shooter"

DouglasBuffone
DouglasBuffone

This is going to be ahuge title for Nintendo, and hopefully it will drive sales within the hardcore sector

heroofwinds1
heroofwinds1

this is simply going to be one of the best games off all times.gameplay,control,atmosphere,feel of exploration, and a lot of others make the time until it comes very hard to pass.

cubeman
cubeman

SURFDUDEBOY, the said that this game will not have online play and even multiplauer is up in the air right now. So they had better make the single player mode really fun. Which I am sure they will

JSharpe_187
JSharpe_187

Samus's "augmented" form is called hyper mode, which just sounds freakin awesome

SURFDUDEBOY
SURFDUDEBOY

sounds reaaly cool i think they ARE going to have multiplayer, they just didn't tell you, they may make online play availible via downloadable content

s0njas0n
s0njas0n

this game is gonna be awesome, hope it will be worth the wait.... but it sucks there's no online, how could they not incorporate that? nintendo would have finally been in the running with some of the other consoles with a fps type game...

Peaches1347
Peaches1347

Awsome.... now comes decison time for me, buy this game or strikers hhhhhhhmmmmmmmm

CUDCUD
CUDCUD

I cant wait! My head is going to explode with excitement.

Lord_Artix
Lord_Artix

Metroid was never about mulitplayer to begin with. Yea, it worked fine for the ds, but the multiplayer in MP2 wasn't so hot. I'm fine with just a single player game. Not every game out there is made for multiplayer. Amen to that, if they're going to add multiplayer, either get it right, or don't do it at all.

metaldeath87
metaldeath87

To wwwyzerdd: Actually, I remember them saying something about this having Wi-Fi support awhile back. Anyway, the Online for Hunters is fun. I'll be buying this anyway, but Wi-Fi would be fun.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I have high hopes for this. I had better not be disappointed.

grafkhun
grafkhun

cool, MP3... we need mroe details about the game. but it looks great so far.

jakeboudville
jakeboudville

Doesn't sound to convincing to me..hope they can show some more to convince me

wwwyzerdd
wwwyzerdd

Why would you want online for a single player game? That's just stupid.

kfd_05
kfd_05

the game looks awesome, the hyper mode looks really awsome.

grooloops
grooloops

Wow, that actaully addressed my concerns about dodging but not locking, cool, everything is well now

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

The Metroid that they showed was highly unimpressive. I hope they can polish it up more.

effthat
effthat

No memory cards buddy!

AnFangs_Endes
AnFangs_Endes

the irony is when your memory card gets corrupted

SillyPants217
SillyPants217

Metroid was never about mulitplayer to begin with. Yea, it worked fine for the ds, but the multiplayer in MP2 wasn't so hot. I'm fine with just a single player game. Not every game out there is made for multiplayer.

Luigi9234
Luigi9234

"Metroid Prime 3 will not have any online multiplayer, I'm not getting it anymore." whining makes my ears bleed...anyways, i just preordered this game at my local Gamestop...CANT WAIT!!!

interpolred
interpolred

I will be spending a lot of money on games this year! Well, the control scheme seems good. This game will most likely be really good. Hopefully they decide to put an online multiplayer mode on it like Metroid Prime Hunters.

Moldy10
Moldy10

I was planning on buying this game. It still sounds great and all, but I WANTED ONLINE PLAY!!!!!! I was really looking forward to this game, but I'll have to wait and see if the single-player is really that phenomenal.

SephirothSyZtem
SephirothSyZtem

Nintendo's press event was a total joke. As with this "new information".

fugori
fugori

Not groundbreaking, but sounds effective. Can't wait to try the control scheme out for myself. Mmm...

zeldafreak323
zeldafreak323

metroid prime 3 corruption looks like a great game and the controls for the wii seem fun too. cant wait!

Grodus5
Grodus5

Looks like Nintendo got the controls right. YES!

dmish82
dmish82

August will be such an expensive month for me

DrCLos
DrCLos

Sounds very interesting. Can't wait to try out this game for myself :)