Metroid: Other M Screenshots Have Higher Resolutions Than They Should

More than a dozen screenshots of Metroid: Other (Wii) are here to accompany the news that Team Ninja-helmed action game is hitting June 27, but there's a catch. "Screen captures are taken from a version of the game still in development and are provided at a higher resolution than what is available in game," says Nintendo.

But it's not all bad news, as the company also unveiled several new details:

Metroid Franchise's Heroine Gets Personal

For decades, Samus Aran has been known as one of the first female protagonists in video games, and one of the most enigmatic. Having traded her haunted past for the solitary life of a bounty hunter, Samus finally tells her own tale in this revealing, personal story of her failings, her flaws and ultimately her motivation. Metroid: Other M is an unprecedented collaboration that blends the slick, action-packed production of the world-renowned Team Ninja development team with the game design talents of the creators of the original Metroid. Metroid: Other M is a dramatic new direction for a legendary franchise and a bold new blend between cinematics, storytelling and the best in interactive entertainment.


  • Metroid: Other M takes the best elements of 1st-person and 3rd-person gaming to create a seamless blend between gameplay, story-telling and dynamic cinematography, that feels like a movie the player can control. Players hold the Wii Remote controller sideways while navigating and battling in 3rd-person. However, at any moment, players can switch immediately to Wii Remote pointer controls to examine and explore the environments in 1st-person perspective.
  • Metroid fans know more about Samus' suits and weapons than they do about what drives her. That's about to change. The story begins immediately following the events of Super Metroid, when a baby Metroid gave its life to protect Samus. With voice acting and a rich story, players learn the engaging backstory of Samus as she weaves through an action-packed adventure aboard the Bottle Ship, a decommissioned space facility. As she hurtles into this new adventure, Samus will encounter her first mentor and Commanding Officer of the Galactic Federation, Adam Malkovich.
  • The development of Metroid: Other M is an exciting collaboration between Nintendo's Yoshio Sakamoto and Team Ninja. Sakamoto was the director of Super Metroid in 1994. Team Ninja is the renowned action developer of Ninja Gaiden. Metroid: Other M pairs Sakamoto's expert level design and exploratory focus of the classic Metroid series with Team Ninja's signature stylish, no-holds-barred action.
From The Chatty
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    February 24, 2010 4:04 PM

    It is sad that the wii can't even display this resolution... its not like the textures are that complex or big in size... and they shouldn't release screenshots when they not represent the game...

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      February 24, 2010 4:31 PM

      Magazines need higher resolution screenshots in order to print them at bigger than thumbnail sizes. Computer screens are 72dpi, anything print is usually 300dpi. That's a significantly higher resolution needed to reproduce it at the same physical size.

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      February 24, 2010 6:52 PM

      yah its a shame they didn't put a video chip on their that had a little more power... 720p would of been nice.

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