New Metroid: Other M Trailer suggests that Samus will be more of a team player

A new Japanese trailer for Metroid: Other M has just released, which shows off some story cutscenes and additional gameplay footage. The first half of the cutscene introduces you to the team that Samus will be working with in the game’s opening area. Adam Malkovich is supposedly based on the Adam you meet in Metroid Fusion. The purple monster is a boss that can be defeated with missiles after your teammate freezes its arms.

We were expecting Samus to ditch her team shortly after the game’s opening level, but you’ll notice clips of the team in several different environments, perhaps suggesting that you’ll be working together for a larger portion of the game than originally expected. Check out the entire trailer below for yourself.

Above: Samus may be less of a loner in Metroid: Other M

Above: The new Japanese trailer for Metroid: Other M

July 28, 2010


  • TalkradarLikesAreApe - July 29, 2010 4:04 a.m.

    I'll pass up asking for a an english version since that made laugh but more importantly I really want to feel how well it'll play with the interchangeable 1st person/3rd person aiming
  • The_King_of_Nothing - July 29, 2010 12:45 a.m.

    This game looks awesome. I'm glad to see Samus finally have a voice. She's been silent since the beginning except for when you get hit in the Prime series.
  • Cyberninja - July 28, 2010 10:33 p.m.

    really glad to see this game in motion looks beautifull
  • RonnyLive19881 - July 28, 2010 9:59 p.m.

    Wow, this game is sexier than Super Mario Galaxy 2 D: Beautiful!
  • Whoissheandwhydidshesayit - July 28, 2010 8:24 p.m.

    I'm cautious at the idea of working with others- Metroid's always been about the isolated, suppressed atmosphere. If you just contacted them every now and then a la Fusion it'd be okay though. And speaking of Fusion, I can't wait to hear about Adam and play a 2D Metroid again, even if it isn't fully 2D.
  • Thuperman - July 28, 2010 7:40 p.m.

    this game makes me want to buy a wii
  • 510BrotherPanda - July 28, 2010 7:36 p.m.

    I prefer Metroid Prime 2, because Samus doesn't have a squeaky voice, and all those dumb Federation soldiers are dead and help you only through journal entries. I did feel bad for the woman, M. Angseth though; she was a total Samus groupie before she died.
  • Dragonflame - July 28, 2010 7:06 p.m.

    Exactly DynamicJul. The first time i played Metroid Prime 1 i was not too well versed in english and i questioned why i was there. Metroid Prime 2 was better as we ahd a clear foe in Dark Samus and Dark Aether and Metroid Prime 3 even better with auctul interaction with this federation we had heard so much about through the games. And this just seems to be even better in that regard.
  • DynamicJul - July 28, 2010 7:01 p.m.

    I actually would love it if I had some help from time to time, because although the atmosphere of isolation is great, it sometimes makes me think I'm playing a game for no reason.
  • MrDuracraft - July 28, 2010 6:59 p.m.

    It's her damn voice that just makes this seem not fitting. Samus needs a deeper (not like gravelly) voice than this stereotypical anime squeal.
  • Dragonflame - July 28, 2010 6:49 p.m.

    The ninja moves are quite fine as Samus is described as very profecient in different Martial Arts and part of her training by the Chozo and her suit should give her super human strength, but the only place she has shown these qualities has been the Smash Brothers games, so taht is quite fine. As for the isolation feel, i dont really care. I auctally rather want to work alongside people instead of being alone and it auctally seems like you are working with these guys and not just, them taking ciover while you do the work. A good upgrade compared to your standard sci-fi amrine. As for the story, i love story and i am great fan of japanese anime so i am fien with that even though we ahve close to zip hints at what direction thsi story will take.
  • SenatorPepper - July 28, 2010 6:45 p.m.

    I agree with Imgema, but I take comfort in the fact that the Metroid canon is already kinda squirmy. Case in point (and possibly the most awesome sentence in the English language), from Wikipedia: "Metroid Prime Pinball is not a separate canon game in the Metroid storyline, but a retelling of the original Metroid Prime's story in pinball format." So maybe this is just a Metroid game in Halo format.
  • Imgema - July 28, 2010 6:32 p.m.

    man, i still can't get used to this typical japanese FF-style melodrama that the game is shaping up to be. And it seems that Samus meets those guys many times through the game, helping each other eliminating the isolation factor, the most important thing about the franchise's atmosphere. And the graphics look a bit inferior compared to MP3 because the environments look bland in comparison. I really want this game to be great because its my favorite franchise, but it seems to me that they try to make it more mainstream (heavy focus on story, stereotypical halo-like futuristic soldiers, slow motion ninja-like moves, etc) and that hurts it imo, because the Metroid franchise was the complete opposite of all that stuff and that why i liked it so much.

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