The original Metroid game, released on the NES in 1987, is headed to the Wii U Virtual Console service in North America this Thursday.
Fill the tall boots of female protagonist Samus Aran as you traverse throughout Planet Zebes, homeland to unforgiving, relentless, and powerful space creatures. Will you be able to contain dangerous life forms, known as Metroids, from taking over the galaxy, or will you perish trying?
Metroid was originally released in Japan on the Famicom Disk System on August 6, 1986. It was later released in North America in August of 1987, and in Europe on January 15, 1988. The Metroid series has spawned nearly a dozen titles across many Nintendo systems including the SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, and Wii.
Players who previously purchased Metroid from the Wii Virtual Console service can transfer the game to their Wii U, where they can play the in Wii Mode at no charge. The Wii U Virtual Console version, via $1 upgrade fee, is required for fans who wish to make use of the game’s integrated Miiverse and Wii U functionality.
The original Metroid, as you still remember it, arrives on the Wii U eShop in North America on July 11 for $4.99.