Metroid Prime Remastered is finally here – and so, it seems, the brokers, with dozens of physical versions of the game currently selling on online auction sites for far more than the original asking price.
While the problem seems to mainly affect our friends on the other side of the pond – the UK version doesn’t come out until next month – many people are trying to cash in on the physical version’s popularity by listing the game for more than double what’s recommended. retail price (thanks, Kotaku).
Don’t forget that even though physical copies of Super Mario 3D All-Stars were sold in very limited numbers on purpose – also artificially driving up the price – Nintendo didn’t make a similar claim about Metroid Prime Remastered, so more units will likely be sold. Available at a later date. That doesn’t stop some from giving it a shot.
If you’re in the UK and hesitant about committing to a pre-order, though, I recommend you place your order sooner rather than later, just in case a similar one starts here (at the time of writing, the game is still available for pre-order at GAME for £40). approximately sterling).
It’s Metroid Prime Remastered physical release day! 😃
Here come the brokers…. pic.twitter.com/eckAsozFyg
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“As the first proper Retro Studios release since the Wii U release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze in 2014, this is a fine effort that shows the developer is still firing on all cylinders,” Digital Foundry said of the remastered Classic Edition.
The strength of this game, and in particular the technology that powers it, is also of particular interest given that it’s also set to deliver Retro Metroid Prime 4 after he took over the project four years ago. There’s still a lot up in the air, but this level of visual fidelity will really fit in. The new Prime title. Retro’s internal graphics engine seems to be vastly improved, all while still maintaining a firm grip on the 60fps target that defined the mainline Metroid Prime games.”
The creator of Metroid Prime recently expressed disappointment that the game’s original team wasn’t individually credited for the recently released GameCube classic.
Former Retro Studios engineer Zoid Kirsch, who was also unhappy with the changes to the door designs, said on Twitter that he was “let down” by the lack of individual credits.
“Although many studios have done an amazing job on the remaster, I’m let down by Metroid Prime’s Remaster that doesn’t include the full original game credits,” he said at the time.
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