A new mod for Metroid Prime promises some serious upgrades to the “vanilla” experience of the game, introducing 4K visuals, 60 fps gameplay and a host of new textures, assets and light upgrades.
The mod, called ‘MPR Phaze 1’, is available now, but will require players to own a copy of either Metroid Prime on the Gamecube or Metroid Prime Trilogy on the Wii.
It uses a custom version of the Dolphin Emulator to introduce the upgraded features, with the team behind it claiming the effort is perfectly legal as the mod does not include any Nintendo-created assets.
Here is a list of features from creator Samus Prime:
– Awesome new visual passport, including brand new textures / lighting / particles and more
– Restored features from the GameCube release, previously disabled on the Wii
– PrimeHack integration for native keyboard / mouse controllers and dual-stick gamepad controllers
– Adjustable field of view slider (included in PrimeHack)
– UI customization, including staining and adding / removing HUD elements
It’s not the only Metroid Prime news today; did you know that the game originally started as a third-person shooter called ‘MetaForce’? Yes, no lies – check it out. Not only that, it turns out that Nintendo was not even sure what a bounty hunter was before Metroid Prime. Hopefully they have got the definition down in preparation for Metroid Prime 4.
Tell us if you are planning to install MPR Phase 1 for the sweet 4K goodness in the comments below.