Last week Nintendo lifted the lid on Metroid 5 – no, it’s not a sequel to the Metroid Prime game we’re still waiting for, it’s part of the original series that dates back to the NES era.
This new entry, known as the Metroid horror, is co-developed by MercurySteam and has already been successfully pre-ordered from Amazon and retailers such as GameStop. Additionally, a number of Nintendo fans are preparing for the new game this September by playing through Samus’ older adventures.
As a result, the selling prices of older titles have increased online, and Metroid games are selling like hot cakes in digital stores. The return of Samus can even be seen in the Wii U eShop – where Metroid games are currently topping the charts as “bestsellers”:
Metroid made the top charts on Wii u #MetroidDread #Metroid pic.twitter.com/Ggn7J8CGhD– Pigs (@ pigs4ben) June 24, 2021
As you can see – it’s the two Game Boy Advance titles – Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid merger. The Metroid Prime trilogy is also on the same list under Brain Age. Again, the timing is probably no coincidence. Since Nintendo unveiled Metroid Dread last week, the demand for the older entries has skyrocketed.
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