According to IGN, Nintendo has quite a treat for the hardcore gaming crowd on August 24th. All three metroid games are coming to the Nintendo Wii in one nice package. Even better news, all three games will be on one disc, and all for the MSRP of $49.99. Even better than that, Metroid Prime, and Metroid Prime Echoes will be completely reworked with full widescreen support, 480p, as well as Wiimote and Nunchuk support.
All three games will can be accesed from one centralized game menu. From that menu you can create a profile that will save your progress for all three games, as well as your custom control schemes. Also available is the classic Metroid Prime Echoes multiplayer mode, which due to the Wiimote support, has reportadly become a whole lot more fun. Unfortunately there is no online multiplayer support, but given the circumstances that can be forgiven. There is also an achievment system, Craig Harris from IGN explains:
“Along with the new control and display options, Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2 Echoes has also been given the same medal system that’s already in Metroid Prime 3 Corruption. As you complete missions you’ll be given medals specific to the task completed – each medal has a specific color, and you spend these tokens in the new front-end’s option menu for unlockables. Each unlockable has a specific value: you can buy concept art, music, or special options like a screen grabbing utility so you can save screenshots to the internal storage and send them to friends. Some of the more coveted unlockables are far more expensive: we saw a few items that required three red, one blue, three yellow, two green, one orange, and two purple medals. You can also score medals by linking friends over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection and earn friend vouchers.”
Thank you Nintendo, for this nice gesture of friendship to us hardcore gamers. Please keep them coming.