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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