Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is a first-person action-adventure game
developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Wii video
game console. It is the ninth game in the Metroid series, and the final
entry in the Metroid Prime trilogy—excluding two spin-off titles. It
was released in North America and Europe in 2007, and in Japan the
following year. The Wii Remote and Nunchuk devices are featured in a new
control scheme that took a year to develop, delaying the game's release.
The story of Corruption is set six months after the events of Metroid
Prime 2: Echoes, and follows bounty hunter Samus Aran as she assists the
Galactic Federation in its fight against the Space Pirates. While
fending off a Space Pirate assault, Samus and her fellow bounty hunters
are attacked by her doppelgänger, Dark Samus, who incapacitates them
with a mutagenic material called Phazon. After losing contact with the
other hunters, the Federation sends Samus on a mission to determine what
happened to them. During the course of the game, Samus works to prevent
the Phazon from spreading from planet to planet while being slowly
corrupted by the Phazon herself.
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Dissolution of the Soviet Union: Moldova declared its
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on it like a car bonnet:
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Wikiquote quote of the day:
Among the forces which sweep and play throughout the universe,
untutored man is but a wisp in the wind. Our civilization is still in a
middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer wholly guided by
instinct; scarcely human, in that it is not yet wholly guided by reason.