Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is a first-person, action-adventure video game
developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the GameCube
video game console. It is the seventh published game in the Metroid
series, a direct sequel to Metroid Prime, and the first game in the
series with a multiplayer feature. Echoes was released in North America,
Europe, and Australia in 2004, and in Japan the following year. The
story follows bounty hunter Samus Aran as she explores Aether, a planet
that is infested with the Ing, an evil race from an alternate dimension.
Samus must travel to three temples to ensure the destruction of the Ing,
while battling Space Pirates and her mysterious doppelgänger called
Dark Samus. Retro decided to make the game different from its
predecessor by adding more focus on storyline and including new gameplay
elements. The game's single player mode and graphics were praised by
critics, while its steep difficulty level and multiplayer components
were met less positively. Echoes received several video game industry
awards, as well as spots on "top games" lists by Nintendo Power and IGN.
Over 800,000 copies of the game have been sold worldwide.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metroid_Prime_2:_Echoes>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Penda of Mercia was defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria at the
Battle of the Winwaed in modern-day Yorkshire, England.
American Civil War: Union Army General William T. Sherman began
his "March to the Sea", inflicting significant damage to property and
infrastructure on his way from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia.
Brazilian Emperor Pedro II was overthrown in a coup led by
Deodoro da Fonseca, and Brazil was proclaimed a republic.
Two men murdered a family in Holcomb, Kansas, US; the events
became the subject of Truman Capote's non-fiction novel In Cold Blood, a
pioneering work of the true crime genre.
After ten years as General Secretary of the Communist Party of
China Hu Jintao stepped down and was replaced by Xi Jinping.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. A dyed or decorated egg, traditionally associated with Easter and
usually hidden for children to find.
2. A chocolate confection in the shape of an egg.
3. (computing) An undocumented function hidden in a program or video game,
typically triggered by a particular input sequence or combination of
4. Any image, feature, or other content that is hidden on a video disc, or
in a movie, trailer, or poster.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
You are not male or female, but a plan deep-set within the heart
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