Metroid debuted on the Famicom way back on August 6, 1986. It’s now August 6, 2016 in Japan, meaning the franchise is 30 years old.
Even though it may not be quite as widely recognized as Mario or Zelda, Metroid still has a great deal of appreciation from fans. We’ve seen a variety of games over the years across different generations of hardware. Metroid Prime: Federation Force comes out later this month, and it’ll be interesting to see where the series heads from there!