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Samus AranThe prophecy has been fulfilled!  We're familiar by now with Nintendo's "New Play Control!" line of Wii games which are last generation's lesser-played GameCube games featuring added motion controls, and while a NPC! version of Metroid Prime and its sequel, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes has been on the table for Japan for a while, Nintendo of America is taking an extra step to add the third game in the series, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, to create a single $49.99 Wii compilation title called Metroid Prime Trilogy.  What say you, Nintendo press release?

Each game maintains its original storyline and settings, but now Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes let players use their Wii Remote to aim with precision as heroine Samus Aran. Based on the breakthrough control system that debuted in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, these new Wii controls bring an entirely new level of immersion and freedom to these milestone games.

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," said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & 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."

All three games now reside on a single disc. Players can access the game they want from a unified main menu that ties together all three adventures. Through a new unlockables system, players can gain access to in-game rewards such as music and artwork by accomplishing objectives across all three games.

Kotaku has some additional information, too.  I've said previously that I'm open to revisiting the first two Prime games if Corruption's superior control scheme were added to the package considering that I didn't complete either of the two GameCube titles due to, well, let's just call them "frustrations".  It's hard to go wrong with three games on a single disc for the price of one game, and while a new area to explore in one (or more) of the games would have been nice, I guess I can take the limited unlockable extras as they are.  Samus Aran returns August 24 in North America. 

This had better not be the big core Wii game promised for E3.  Hey Nintendo, let's make a deal.  We all promise to buy Trilogy and like it and you give us a traditional Metroid 5 for the DS.  S'alright?  S'alright.