Metroid: Other M delayed till August (and why that isn't so bad)

The rumors were true, the highly anticipated Metroid: Other M for Wii has been delayed till late August. The rumors started swirling yesterday of an impending postponement, fortunately those reports indicated a nebulous “TBA” release date as opposed to the more solid August 31, 2010 according to Nintendo’s official statement.

Above: Keep your chin up Samus, we'll meet you eventually

Now every delay of anticipated games like Other M feels like a real kick in the old beanbag, but this could be a blessing. In our recent time with it, Metroid superfan/GR Executive Editor Brett Elston had a few doubts about the implementation of its controls, as well as concerns about the camera and cutscenes. While it was far from bad, it seemed like it could fall short of the lofty expectations.

Now Nintendo and Team Ninja have a couple more months to hopefully work out the kinks and get this to be the amazing game we want it to be. Remember all the delays on Twilight Princess or Super Mario Galaxy? Sure the news sucked at the time, but it was worth it to get the Nintendo perfection when they ultimately came out. After the iffy performance we saw in March, we’d have been more worried for the game if they stuck to the original late June date. Also, the last few Metroid games have come out in August, so why should Other M break that cycle?

Above: And in case you forgot, here's what the Sin & Punishment sequel looks like

Tied to Metroid’s delay, Sin & Punishment: Star Successor for Wii also got pushed, though only by a few weeks. It now comes out June 27, which was previously Other M’s date. So for the small but dedicated group that cares, you have our pity.

Apr 23, 2010


  • n00b - April 25, 2010 2:04 a.m.

    yay now i can get sin and punishment 2 instead
  • flameking1087 - April 24, 2010 11:13 p.m.

    now i'll have more time with mario and might even get sin and punishment 2
  • Cyberninja - April 24, 2010 12:55 p.m.

    thats great news now i can get both smg2 and sin and punsishment2
  • Imgema - April 24, 2010 12:18 a.m.

    ...or you could remove her voice completely.
  • Redeater - April 23, 2010 11:48 p.m.

    Thank god! Fix her voice please!
  • Strangleme - April 23, 2010 10:47 p.m.

    Shit. Can't wait!!
  • 510BrotherPanda - April 23, 2010 10:41 p.m.

    I can hold out for longer as long as it's worth it. The only game I bought this year was Pokemon, because I can't risk getting anything that I only partially want. Like Red Steel 2 or NMH 2; I wanted to try it out, but probably not as much as Metroid. I mean, video games can't be the only thing in life, right? Resisting temptation takes fortitude and perseverance, like how Jesus or Buddha did it. I hope Metroid OM isn't a disappointment.
  • OnyxOblivion - April 23, 2010 10:19 p.m.

    Now it doesn't compete with Galaxy 2. Good news. Should up the sales.
  • PuddingKnight - April 23, 2010 9:57 p.m.

    But that was my birthday......
  • pingyoo - April 23, 2010 9:44 p.m.

    Oh wow, that looks like a lot of fun. Lou
  • CaptainSpatula - April 23, 2010 9:28 p.m.

    still can't wait for the game, no matter what Brett has to say. And if he gives it a 9 when (not if, when) he reviews it, he's gonna owe me like $5.

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