Metroid Prime: Hunters
is a 2006 game for the Nintendo DS
. It is the ninth game in the Metroid
series and takes place between Metroid Prime
and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Several months after the events of Tallon IV, a strange telepathic message is broadcast across the galaxy, claiming that the source of ultimate power is hidden in the Alimbic Cluster. The message is heard by bounty hunters all over the galaxy, who race each other to discover this treasure first. Among those who hear it are the Space Pirate Weavel, the dictatorial Trace, the zealot Noxus, the terrorist Sylux, the Last of His Kind
Spire, and the Hunter Samus Aran herself. As the Hunters battle each other to obtain the great prize, a discovery is made that the ultimate power may not be so benign...
Unlike other Metroid
places a greater emphasis on combat than on exploration. It also includes a Wi-Fi compatible multiplayer mode, where players can become any of the Hunters and fight each other in a variety of games modes.