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Metroid Prime Remastered Icons Available For Nintendo Switch Online Members From March 3rd to 16th

On March 3rd , the Nintendo Switch Online service will provide a fresh batch of icons based on the newly-released Metroid Prime Remastered, which is also releasing in Europe on the same day. What timing!

Character icons based on Meta Ridley, Metroids, Samus’ Gunship, the Metroid Prime logo and Samus Aran herself will be available for users starting today. The batch also includes frames and backgrounds themed after the style and environments of Metroid Prime Remastered, though on occasion characters can have backgrounds included with no option to remove the latter. Frames are always free to not be used.

If you want to get your hands on these icons, you will need to subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online to access them and then purchase the icons with Platinum Points, which you can earn by completing certain missions. Prices for the NSO service can be found here, with European prices found here. But be warned! The icons are available from the 3rd of March to the 17th of March, with rotating icons to be featured. So get them while you can! Once you have them, they are yours forever so long as you are subscribed to NSO. Do not miss out, as they may never become available again.


The Nintendo Switch has a pitiable amount of Metroid representation in the profile icon department, with only three icons being available to all users for selection at any time. That changed when the Nintendo Switch Online service provided icons as rewards for its members. Previously, NSO featured icons based on the original Nintendo Entertainment System’s Metroid, showcasing Samus Aran and classic foes in their 8-bit glory. The unfortunate side to this system is that these icons are not available forever, nor are they available for those who are not subscribed to Nintendo’s paid NSO service. But once you have got them, you have them for good provided you are an NSO member.

Metroid Prime Remastered seems to be getting a lot of love and attention from Nintendo, especially its European/UK branches where they consistently showcase reviews for the game and even help newer players with short in-game clips. With the icons possibly becoming available to NSO members too? Not even Metroid Dread got this kind of attention! (Give us Metroid Dread-themed icons Nintendo, please!)


Source: Nintendo Switch Online