NINTENDO: New Metroid title shown

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Nintendo has unveiled Metroid: Other M, the latest instalment in the long-running Metroid series.

The game was revealed during Nintendo's E3 pres conference has been developed in conjunction with Team Ninja, the studio behind the Ninja Gaiden and Dead Or Alive titles.

Metroid: Other M is a darker, edgier” take on the series, according to Nintendo Of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

This will be a Metroid unlike any other,” he said. It will take you deeper into Samus' story and further into Metroid universe.”

It also marks the first time a 3D Metroid title has been in the third-person action genre – the previous titles by Retro Studios were more akin to first-person shooters.

Nintendo announced last month that all three Metroid Prime games will also be coming to Wii in a special Metroid Prime Trilogy set.

Metroid: Other M is due for release in 2010.