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Metroid

Metroid has always seem to have been the most adaptable of the Nintendo franchises for the big screen. And while Nintendo seems to be in no hurry to do so, others apparently are. Enter, Metroid: The Sky Calls.

Rainfall Films, the studio behind IGN’s classic Legend of Zelda April Fools trailer, are the creators of Metroid: The Sky Calls. The team set out to use “a modern approach, a style was developed more in tune with the themes that inspired the first Metroid game in 1986: isolation, exploration, and the wonders of deep space.” Well, they succeeded in spades.

Metroid: The Sky Calls is atmospheric, unnerving, and an absolute treat. You never really know where it’s going – even once you get to the end. It’s run time is just under 12 minutes, but once it’s finished you’re left wanting more. And that’s kind of the goal with these projects, right?

I don’t want to go into any type of plot synopsis, instead I’ll insist that you go in blind to enjoy it thoroughly through the finish. Nerdist’s Jessica Chobot stars as the iconic Samus Aran, and she does a fine job. America Young handles the stunts within the short, she’s more recently known for her involvement with Halo 5: Guardians. Checkout the Metroid: The Sky Calls clip below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.