30 years on, Metroid’s composer reflects on the score

By James O'Connor
8 August 2016 04:37 GMT

Metroid composer Hirokazu Tanaka has shared a message with the game’s fans to celebrate Metroid’s 30th anniversary.

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Nintendo is releasing Metroid Prime: Federation Force this month, but has otherwise been quiet about the original game’s anniversary.

The Metroid fans behind the @Metroid30th Twitter account, on the other hand, managed to track down Tanaka and ask him to share some thoughts with the game’s fans. Tanaka provided a brief, poignant reflection, expressing his gratitude to the game’s fans.

Isn’t that nice?

Tanaka has continued to work at Nintendo ever since. His latest role was a production position on Great Detective Pikachu, which is yet to see a Western release.

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