Oct 14th, 2012

A lot of Wii U fans are eagerly anticipating a Metroid game on the Wii U. Even though nothing has been announced yet, there are rumors swirling that Retro Studios is hard at work on a Wii U Metroid game. But it might be a few years until we see Metroid on the Wii U, and in the meantime, you can get your Metroid fix from the Metroid Blast mini-game as part of Nintendo Land. Check out a gameplay video below of Metroid Blast running on the GamePad controller.

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  • The Detonator


  • derty

    Ya I can’t wait to see hear about the actual Metroid game in the next year 🙂

    • td,y,i,.

      or maybe Starfox, or F-zero, or Donkey Kong…….. SO MANY POSSIBILITIES!!!

      • The Detonator

        come on retro tell me what yo are working on!

        • Nintenlord

          Could be a new ip(faints on floor)

      • fnc73 fc 4167-5780-8204

        I vote for Donkey Kong Wii U!!! The world needs another 3D Donkey Kong game!!!

        • goginho

          You said it man! A sequal to DK 64 would be spectacular.

        • qwerty

          cant sya i agree, i think metroid prime was far better than all 1 donkey kong games i have played(country for the snes)

      • ceramicsaturn

        Don’t forget about Waverace!

        • Master Awesomeness

          Waverace on 64 was CRAP!

          • Herbs

            You are goat poo

        • ssb4FC 3007 8585 6950

          Am I the only one who wants to se a Kid Icarus title. Its massively popular now and Upris aing would hwve been PERFECT on the WiiU

          • LazerK

            I’m ok with that,as long as they don’t give the characters cheesy lines again…

        • eli

          i didnt really like the wave race

      • BlackHeartSergeant

        or possibly a pokemon u 🙂

        • nintendofreak

          or a pokemon mmorpg openworld kind of game

    • PACMAN

      main reason to get nintendo land is here!!!!

      • jon

        This may be the only game where a male is in the varia suit.

  • Blobbyx4

    looks awesome, can’t wait till christmas!

    • afroninja

      yeah hope i get one only thing on my wishlist(im 11)

      • Noteak

        dido (12)

        • ME…WIIU…..sexiness :)

          dido again…. (15) even tho im muslim so i dont celebrate xmas so i have to persuade my dad to get it for me, and he keeps going on about “get your grades first” :K even tho ill be getting my grades NEXT YEAR! gods sakes parenty are annoying at times >.>

        • Ravyu

          ditto* (12)

        • eli

          well so am I I still have to buy my own(only child?)

      • eli

        spoiled 11 year old!

      • nintendoododo

        wow you really are spoiled kid if you get own wii u for christmas

    • eli

      well that seems nice i have to buy EVERYTHING by myself for christmas
      (i might get a game though)

  • NintendoMan :D

    I got a Deluxe one at Walmart after an ad in the paper came for Wii U layaway so I guess that means I will be playing this now. 😀

    • Lusunup

      Did they make a special Bundle?

    • eli

      tooooo bad there sold out now i got enough money for the deluxe yesterday
      guess i have to be fighting my way through the crowd a launch day :/

  • Nintendonoob

    WHAAAAAA?? Do my eyes and ears decive me? I think I have just seen the most epic NintendoLand Attraction that will ever be made *kisses fingers and points to the sky* Thank you, Myamoto.

    • Lord Carlisle

      How dare you tarnish… HIS name.

      It’s Miyamoto.

  • Kahhhhyle

    Straight from the the comic con floor lol

  • Gamechemist8

    Looks sweet! It’s great to see footage of just the gamepad cause sometimes I get focused on the 1080p of the TV, but the the gamepad by itself looks just as fantastic.

    • srpg2ishere

      Nintedward will be here any minute….

      • NoPUNintendo

        Good one, lol.

      • eli

        thats great

    • eli

      this games 1080p?why does it need full high definition?its not a bad thing though

      • Gamechemist8

        Not necessarily that this game is in 1080p, but just all the other games we have seen that have been in 1080p have distracted me from the gamepad. It would be cool if this game were in 1080p, but might just be 720p.

  • LyingTuna

    I think that the on-foot gameplay looks more fun… But, the ship gameplay has the GamePad as its controller, and that’s cool in itself… Whatever, this mini-game looks superb. So far, I’d say the only mini-game that looks better is Mario Chase.

    • eli

      i agree i’v never seen mario chase what is it?

      • eli


  • TheUNation

    Looking forward to get Nintendo Land as part of the Wii U Deluxe set package.

  • Ledreppe

    I just hope the single player games in Nintendo Land are as fun to play as these multiplayer ones like Metroid Blast. I’ve got no friends and I’m getting the Premium pack with Nintendo Land and I don’t want to get bored with it quickly.

    • Damiao

      I’d hope you could face a computer in the multi-player games. But how come you say you don’t have friends? I hope you atleast have an awesome family to make up for the lack of friends 🙂

  • srpg2ishere

    I knows it jus a demo game ta show off ta whee u”s gamepad kantroller but im ganna be playing dis game all day!

    • TheImaj

      You mean after your English homework, right?
      LOL! Kidding! Skip the homework! Wii U!!!

  • NiNtEnDoLoVeR

    Do I heard…..Samus beam sound? cool!

  • srpg2ishere

    Whoever thumbs me hates the wii u. Thumb me up if my next comment is intelligent. Peanut butter.

  • srpg2ishere

    Nintendo land is hd. My tv can go 1080 I. Epic.

  • Jetty

    As Metroid being my 2nd favorite VG franchise(Mario Kart), this is very encouraging news. Metroid Blast will have to due while waiting for a release. I wish Retro was working on Metroid, but thanks to Other M “fans”, this franchise will be on the back burner. Mario 25th, Zelda 25th and a Kirby 20th just to put salt in the wound. Not hatin’ just preaching the obvious. I hope to God I’m wrong.

  • sergiosms

    Can you play this by yourself but against cpu’s

    • eli

      that would be nice but they said its a *team* attraction so i don’t think so

    • TheImaj


      Looks like all “Team Atractions” are for 1-5 Players. Metroid Blast is a Team Attraction.


      “Competitive Attractions” are 2-5 Players

      • Madmagican

        I hope Wikipedia’s trustworthy this time, I’m the only gamer in my house…

        • TheImaj

          Me too.. AC3 here I come!

  • srpg2ishere

    I am one of thosr people with a family who has a super low budget. We basically can only afford noodles. Because of this the only game I could afford was the wii. I really want the wii u but cant afford it. Last year I got nothing for christmas. People out there who make decent money please dont be greedy with preorders. Save it for people like me please I beg of you. Enjoy your wii us because I kniw I wont be getting one. I wont be getting anything probably again. Have a merry christmas..

    • Noteak

      That was touching

    • Madmagican

      Damn, this makes me want to go out and give people money… but I’m financially insufficient too 🙁

  • Nintendude

    Man look at all the fingerprints on that screen, I kinda want to be there just to wipe them off!

    • The Detonator

      curse you OCD!

  • 30yearsofnintendogaming

    the possibilities are never ending i see it i see it nintendo just make it now (to the tune of endless possibilities, sonic unleashed)

  • Challengerupc

    I find it great to see that the gyroscope on the game pad runs as smooth as melted butter and that the l

  • Challengerupc

    I find it great to see that the gyroscope on the game pad runs as smooth as melted butter and that the loading time for the game is very speedy. On a side note, when the guy loses and his character falls out of the ship, I wonder what would have happened if he fell in the lava

  • KingoftheWolves

    Oh I love that Magmoor caverns music! That just like doubled my excitement. And I was already super excited. Nintendo always has great music and looks way fun

  • Chris

    Dat dirty touch screen!

  • Maverick-Hunter

    I am loving this nintendo land seems to get better and better I personally can’t wait or a new Mario kart 😀

  • Wii U Gamer20

    Man” i can’t wait for my Wii U Deluxe System, and my copy of Nintendo Land. 😉

  • ssb4 3dsFC3007 8585 6950

    Nintendoland seems fun! Also i can imagine myself playing battle quest and Metroid blast all day!

    • eli

      thats meeeee

  • Evan

    I received some bad news for those hoping to get one at launch day. I went to the local GameStop to pay off my Pre-Order and the manager told me that those who arrive to buy one on Nov 18 without a pre-order are going to have a slim to none chance. They received word from Nintendo that only enough to cover pre-orders will be sent to each store, but there may be at most 1-3 extras. So if you are hoping to snag one on Nov. 18, get there EARLY!

    • Madmagican

      wonder if that’s the case outside of GameStop too; if so, that’s really depressing

  • XxTwinRova

    They even got the awesome music on the metriod game on nintendo land . Wow this is gonna be epic