Stacked Metroid: Other M trailer is loaded with new content

Not long ago, Other M was a total mystery. We knew next to nothing about it, save that it wasn't another first-person adventure and would mix several different gameplay types into in one adventure. But how would first-person shooting, side scrolling running gunning and third-person finisher attacks blend together with a Wii Remote?

Our first glimpse explained the setup with words and images, but we feel this surprisingly packed video helps flesh out the details even better.


In it you see:

- How the first-person missile aiming works

- How the running and FPS modes blend together

- More snippets of Samus engaging in face-busting finishing moves

- Part of a badass cinematic featuring Mother Brain and Samus from the end of Super Metroid. We saw the full thing a month ago, but this bit is the best part, and likely serves to link the two games together.

Other M launches June 27, and you can bet we'll be reviewing the hell out of it. Seriously, reviewing it so hard there's no point for anyone else to bother.

March 30, 2010

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  • slimjim441 - April 1, 2010 6:18 a.m.

    I'm not holding my breath on Other M, that's for sure. Last update makes the controls seem sloppy and unappealing, not to mention I can't get over the fact that Nintendo is letting Team Ninja run this thing. That's a quick way to kill a quality franchise. Are they gunna let Bungie make the next Mario game or some shit?! They should've had Retro Studios do it, the Primes were phenomenal. It can still be good (maybe), mostly because I don't see Nintendo letting a good franchise die. Besides Donkey Kong. And Starfox. And F-Zero. Sorry, I'm starting to rant... Don't let me down Nintendo...
  • Cyberninja - April 1, 2010 12:29 a.m.

    i still want to try the controls my self but it looks like this game is worth playing and owning
  • noofer7 - April 1, 2010 12:18 a.m.

    Oh. My. Freaking. Dogs. On bicycles. Playing trombones. While eating pie. At first I was skeptical about the first person/third person switching and having to go into FPS mode to fire a missile, but this video has erased any doubts I had. Now I have yet another reason not to be able to wait till summer.
  • ranivus - March 31, 2010 9:54 p.m.

    Nothing ever goes wrong when Team Ninja is behind the wheel. Yes, even those DOAX games. Always felt wrong having an american dev make all these metroid games. Well now its in good hands and i just might actually buy a Wii again.
  • Unoriginal - March 31, 2010 6:50 p.m.

    I honestly have no idea what to expect from this game
  • TheGodEmperor - March 31, 2010 6:46 p.m. This trailer has even more :P
  • eee - March 31, 2010 5:09 p.m.

    I am suprised I am the only one who mentions samus is f@#$ing hot!!
  • Caio - March 31, 2010 4:07 p.m.

    I'm still on the fence about the control scheme, but the trailer definitely makes the game look like a lot of fun. Looking forward to it.
  • solsurvivor - March 31, 2010 1:40 p.m.

    Most impressive.
  • philipshaw - March 31, 2010 8:43 a.m.

    This video makes the game look more interesting because I was put off by what Brett said in his preview and on Talkradar
  • RebornKusabi - March 31, 2010 3:42 a.m.

    I'm seriously keeping an eye on this game, however cautiously that may be. I love the concept, I love the way the gameplay looks and I love the fact that they are finally giving a proper storyline on Samus Aran (outside of the surprisingly canonical(for now) Manga... which I DID READ 2-5 years ago). The reason I'm cautious is because of: (1) The controls; I almost NEVER have issues getting used to an odd control scheme, but just the same. (2) While I would love a Metroid game with a cinematic storyline that helps flesh out Samus' character, the problem is, this being a Team Ninja game, "Will the writing, dialog and dialog delivery be good enough to hold up against other Sci-Fi games?" I honestly think that the Metroid series has such a rich and diverse universe that it really REALLY deserves a great game that ALSO delivers on the narrative front as well as the gameplay front. Lastly, (3) From what I have heard about Samus' new voice actress... they really should have hired back Jennifer Hale. I've heard that the new voice actress comes off as too "Anime" and not "Sci-Fi" enough- which again, this series being a relatively grounded and "serious" series, regardless of it's company that it's attached to, really should have had a more mature sounding female V.O. for Samus. Still will be picking it up on launch, because in the end my expectations are somewhat high for where I think this series should go, but I really hope it actually delivers. [reCAPTCHA- for debacle]... I hope not >_>
  • Noface42 - March 31, 2010 12:54 a.m.

    Damn. Now I need to fix my Wii.
  • Smeggs - March 31, 2010 12:04 a.m.

    Team Ninja did good work, but I hope the game isn't balls hard like Ninja Gaiden. I'd rather not smash the wii-mote against the wall in a fit of blood-lusting gamer-rage because the same boss keeps killing me by screaming at my face five-thousand times in ten minutes.
  • Metroidhunter32 - March 30, 2010 11:48 p.m.

    Well the controls seem weird, but the people playing don't seem to have any trouble. Still looks awsome, though I'd love to see a prime 4.
  • crumbdunky - March 30, 2010 11:28 p.m.

    Still think those controls can sod off and would way prefer it on a Gamecube controller or with the nunchuck rather than the D-pad on the Wiimote. I like the variety but feel being restricted to just using the 'mote is making it awkward for awkward's sake if I'm honest and that's just cheap. Metroid is one of my top three games/series ever and it pains me to think one might be ruined by something as simple as the effing control scheme. It just looks a pain that would be taking you're mind out of the game rather than allowing it to flow and them to find the difficulty in proper game related ways. Course it could work when we get our mitts on it and I'm always stoked for Samus coming back but I'll be very careful about watching what everyone says about those controls. A choice would be nice even.
  • zer0hvk - March 30, 2010 11:23 p.m.

    It looks freaking amazing but, when I heard you on TalkRadar complain about how the controls were and how it looked, it kinda disappointed me, I hope they fix it in the time they've still got. If it's bad, bring Retro back and keep making Prime :)
  • OmNomRomRearghNergh - March 30, 2010 11:16 p.m.

    Looks fantastic! When i heard about the strange controls i lost interest but it doesn't look as bad as i imagined. I'll buy 7.
  • MrDuracraft - March 30, 2010 11:12 p.m.

    Uh-May-Zing. 'Nuff said. 87th comment!

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