Metroid Prime Trilogy coming to the Wii

For those without memories sharp as tacks, just over a year ago the ever giving rumor mill churned out a lovely nugget about a potential Metroid Prime collection for the Wii. Gamers were eyeballing the fabled Metroid Trilogy with all sorts of added motion control and widescreen speculation.

Color that rumor confirmed. Nintendo sent out a press release today announcing the coming of the Metroid Prime Trilogy. Three games on one disc, listing with a MSRP of $49.99.

For the above price of entry, players will have access to a hub menu which leads into Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. The Trilogy will also come stocked with unlockables like artwork and game score that will be unlocked by succeeding across all three titles.

The collection will also come with visual and mechanical enhancements. Prime and Prime 2 will now be available in widescreen. And, most importantly to some players, all three games will feature Prime 3‘s motion control system. I know what you’re thinking here, if you’re anything like me, “what about Wii MotionPlus?”  Well the press release boasts no such information, leading me to believe that either MotionPlus is being ignored or they’re saving the announcement for later.

Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, had this to offer concerning the collection: “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…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.”

The Metroid Prime Trilogy has been announced to release on August 24th, 2009.