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Although not as popular as Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda or Pokemon, the Metroid saga has succeeded in winning the admiration of a community of fervent fans. After three decades of existence and many acclaimed releases, it has become the flag-bearer of an under-represented genre in the Nintendo universe: science-fiction.
Despite its unquestioned authority, the commercial success of the series has remained discreet. How can this paradox be explained? Why has Samus Ara, the charismatic heroine, not become an icon over and above her original medium? Who are the creators and what circumstances are responsible for this incredibly singular destiny, irregular releases, and the profound changes marking each chapter? Why do players hold this game so close to heart? How has it influenced game designers worldwide?
Retracing Metroid’s past means going over 30 years of Nintendo history, the birth of new consoles, sleepless nights and saving studios in difficulty. With just a stop-gap license in its early days, it gradually earned its credentials until it gave birth to a genre in its own right. Through this work which is totally unique in its kind, discover the evolution of one of the major contenders in the world of video games, its development process, marketing strategies and surprising anecdotes!
Diplômé d'un Master en Anthropologie et Préhistoire, Christophe Mallet est également passionné de jeux vidéo et voue une admiration particulière à l'égard de la saga Metroid. Administrateur du site de référence francophone Planète Zebes, Christophe écrit également depuis 10 ans sur NintenDomaine.com.
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