22nd August 2007, The final installment to the stellar Metroid Prime series is close on the horizon! Step into the shoes of the legendary bounty hunter, Samus Aran, this time with the most tactile and innovative controls the series has seen to date. Join the battle as Samus’ final epic adventure. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption hits shelves across Europe on 26th October 2007.
Never before has a Metroid game allowed you to feel more in the heat of the action! When players take control of Samus in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, they will experience a whole new style of gameplay through the Wii’s unique controls. Using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk attachment, players are able to intuitively aim their weapon by pointing the Wii Remote at the screen, whilst moving Samus around her various destinations with the analogue stick on the Nunchuk.
With the Wii Remote, players will find they can shoot, jump and activate Samus’ visor select system with comfort. Players can even use the Visor to control Samus’ ship by remote control, helping them overcome obstacles. What’s more, players can upgrade and even take the helm and fly the ship for the first time. The Nunchuk‘s motion sensor also plays an important role as it activates the useful Grapple ability, which can be used to pull shields out of enemy hands, open hatches and move large objects and much more! You can also swing across huge gaps by using the Grapple beam.
Set six months on from the events of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes on planet Aether, which saw the confrontation between Dark Samus, the Galactic Federation’s computer network has been hit by something which resembles a crippling virus, and only quick action will save the entire network from going down. Believing Space Pirates are behind the attack, The Galactic Federation calls upon Samus and a band of bounty hunters to jump into action. However, they soon discover the enemy at hand is greater than just the Space Pirates. The presumed-dead Dark Samus has returned with a sinister plan to corrupt the universe with the deadly Phazon! In their first face-off Dark Samus blasts the player and their allies with a blast of corrupted energy. What sort of effect will the Phazon have on them?
As Samus travels from planet to planet, exploring different worlds to thwart this evil plan, players must seek upgrades for her and her ship, to help defeat Dark Samus and restore peace to the universe. A brand new upgrade named Phazon Enhancement Device outfitted by Galactic Federation is available for the first time in Metorid Prime 3: Corruption giving Samus extra strength to fight enemies in Hypermode. However super strength comes at a price– if players remain in Hypermode too long they will become corrupted by the Phazon and if they don’t vent their corruption in time it could mean death.
In Metroid Prime 3 Corruption, players are able to adjust the sensitivity levels of the Wii Remote’s aim, allowing the amount of assist provided to vary. There is also another setting which enables even the most advanced player to enjoy Lock-on-Free Aiming, where they will have complete aim control of their weapon when the enemy is within their sights! The game features different control settings allowing players of all different skill levels to vary the assistance they receive.
As an additional bonus, players will be rewarded throughout the game with Special Achievement Points, which can be used to unlock additional content. So, with plenty of hidden areas and secrets to uncover, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption will not disappoint as it launches only on Wii across Europe on 26th October 2007 for an estimated retail price of approximately£35.
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