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Metroid is a sci-fi video game series by Nintendo starring Samus Aran, a space bounty hunter that's revealed to be a woman only in the first game's ending, if beaten under 5 hours of gameplay.
The name of the series comes from the Metroids, the alien beings Samus fights in most games.
15 video games have been released in the series, including 2 remakes and a compilation. The timeline of the story is not linear through the games, with only the first three games and the three Metroid Prime episodes being linear sequels:
Metroid (August 1986), Famicom/NES. Re-released in 2004 for the Game Boy Advance, in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console, in 2011 for 3DS Virtual Console and in 2013 for Wii U Virtual Console. Also enclosed in the NES Classic Edition.
Metroid II: Return of Samus (August 26, 1991), Game Boy. Re-released in 2011 for Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console.
Super Metroid (March 19, 1994), Super Famicom/SNES. Re-released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console, in 2013 for Wii U Virtual Console and in 2016 for New 3DS Virtual Console.
Metroid Prime (November 17, 2002), GameCube. Starts the Metroid Prime sub-series, that takes place between Metroid and Metroid II. Re-released in 2009 for the Wii as part of the New-Play Control! series.
Metroid Fusion (November 18, 2002), Game Boy Advance. Featuring a semi-infested Samus, it takes place many years after Super Metroid, being the last episode in the timeline. Re-released in 2011 in limited edition for 3DS Virtual Console and in 2013 for Wii U Virtual Console.
Metroid: Zero Mission (February 9, 2004), Game Boy Advance. A remake of Metroid, re-released in 2014 for Wii U Virtual Console.
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (November 15, 2004), GameCube. Re-released in 2009 for the Wii as part of the New-Play Control! series.
Metroid Prime Pinball (October 24, 2005), Nintendo DS. A pinball game that retells the events of Metroid Prime.
Metroid Prime Hunters (March 20, 2006), Nintendo DS. Taking place between Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (August 27, 2007), Wii.
Metroid Prime Trilogy (August 24, 2009), Wii. A compilation of the Wii versions of the three main Metroid Prime games. Re-released for Wii U as a digital download in 2015.
Metroid: Other M (August 31, 2010), Wii. Taking place between Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force (August 19, 2016), Nintendo 3DS. A game starring Federation Marines rather than Samus Aran and taking place some time after Metroid Prime 3. It includes a minigame called Metroid Prime: Blast Ball, also released as a stand-alone demo.
Metroid: Samus Returns (September 15, 2017), Nintendo 3DS. A remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus. A series of two Amiibo will also be released with the game: Samus and Metroid.
Metroid Prime 4 (TBA), Nintendo Switch.
Metroid (1986), a 195 page Manga/Strategy Guide, released only in Japan.
Metroid (July 1990), published on issue 6 of Nintendo Comics System.
Super Metroid (August 1994), a humorous parody of the game in 4-koma format published on Shounen Oh Game Comic issue 1.
Super Metroid (February-May 1994), published in volumes 57 to 61 of the Nintendo Power magazine.
Metroid (2002), a two volumes manga that explores Samus' childhood.
Samus and Joey (2002-2004), an original manga taking place some time after Metroid. It also includes an eight-page manga based on Metroid Fusion, titled Metroid Fusion Special Edition: Rebirth of Samus.
Metroid Prime (January–March 2003), published in volumes 164 to 166 of Nintendo Power.
Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether (July 2005-January 2006) a manga based on Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
Super Metroid – Sound in Action (June 22, 1994), features music tracks from Metroid and Super Metroid.
Metroid Prime & Fusion Original Soundtracks (June 18, 2003), a two-CD set with each disk containing the soundtrack of one of the games.