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Metroid (メトロイド ) is a series of science fiction action-adventure video games by Nintendo. It chronicles the missions of space-faring bounty hunter Samus Aran who protects the galaxy from the depredations of the Space Pirates and their attempts to harness the power of the eponymous Metroids. Metroid combines the platforming of Super Mario Bros. and the exploration aspect of The Legend of Zelda with a decidedly darker atmosphere and a greater emphasis on nonlinear gameplay.
As of 2011, the Metroid series consists of eleven games, with releases on every Nintendo home and portable console except the Game & Watch, Nintendo 64, Virtual Boy, Game Boy Color, 3DS, and Wii U (although the latter two allow users to download older Metroid titles). As well as being one of Nintendo's most financially successful franchises with over 17.44 million games sold as of September 2012, it is also one of the company's most highly acclaimed series, with a GameRankings average score of 85% across all eleven titles.
Relationship with the Monster Hunter Series
Metroid made a collaboration with Monster Hunter.
Metroid: Other M x MH4U
The collaboration was announced at Nintendo's Monster Hunter 4G Direct on October 8, 2013, and was simultaneously confirmed for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the same day. In Japan, it is a part of Monster Hunter 4G's collaboration with 7-Eleven alongside Animal Crossing: New Leaf content. It features Metroid-themed Guild Card Background, Armor Sets fashioned after Samus Aran's Varia Suit and Zero Suit, and features the following Weapon:
|Varia Suit Armor / バリアスーツシリーズ|
|Zero Suit Armor / バリアスーツシリーズ|
|Title||モンスターハンター4G Direct 2014.10.8 プレゼンテーション映像|
by Nintendo 公式チャンネル
|Title||Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - Metroid collaboration|
by Monster Hunter
|Title||Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate - Metroid collaboration (PEGI)|
by Monster Hunter
- On an interview with Series Director Kaname Fujioka, he has stated that they specifically chose the Bowgun Weapon Type to best represent the Metroid-themed Weapon, being able to change its forms depending on the kind of attack used.
- Kaname Fujioka is a fan of Super Metroid, which helped choose the sound effects used for the Metroid-themed Equipment. The sound effects come from older Metroid games.
- Special equipment from Metroid series revealed for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
- Metroid Article on Wikipedia
- Wikitroid on Wikia