The Metroid Prime trilogy will receive a re-release in the form of a Wii disc that contains all three installments -- the first two GameCube titles updated and adapted to Wii display and controls.
Metroid Prime Trilogy, will launch August 24 for $49.99. Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime: Echoes will receive the same Wii Remote control scheme that was critically well-received in the third installment, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
The trilogy is developed by Retro Studios and Nintendo, creators of the original games. Nintendo says that players will be able to launch any of the three titles from a single menu, and through a new unlockable system, they can earn in-game rewards and extras via achievements across all three games.
Metroid Prime released on GameCube in November 2002; its sequel, Echoes, followed on the same platform in November 2005. Though series fans had trouble at first embracing the first-person perspective for the historically third-person property, Metroid Prime: Corruption's arrival on Wii in August 2007 -- the franchise's debut on Nintendo's latest platform -- was widely hailed for its controls and use of perspective.
"Metroid Prime Trilogy puts the best first-person adventures all in one place, with a host of new additions that make these three timeless titles more engaging than ever," says Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America executive VP of sales and marketing.
"A great deal of care and detail has gone into Metroid Prime Trilogy, providing longtime fans with new ways to experience the games they love."