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Starting Oct. 11, Metroid® fans will receive a free Metroid-themed T-shirt from select retailers when they place a deposit to reserve a copy of the hottest video game of the holidays, Metroid® Prime 2 Echoes, exclusively for the Nintendo GameCubeTM.

Metroid Prime 2 Echoes, launching Nov. 15, is a heart-pounding first-person adventure game that finds bounty hunter Samus Aran trapped on a world torn between light and dark. Special weapons and ammo help her fight off a slew of enemies as a mysterious entity hunts her. Players use weapons and abilities like Light and Dark Beams, Space Jump, Grapple Beam or Morph Ball to confront opponents and overcome obstacles. For the first time in the Metroid franchise, up to four players can compete in multiplayer mode.

From the beginning, Metroid games have captured the imaginations of players through creative stories, awesome battles and innovative power-ups. The star of the series, bounty hunter Samus Aran, was the first heroine to surprise the video game scene. Through the years, Metroid fans have proved themselves to be among the most loyal of any series, making this opportunity for a free gift all the more rewarding. Metroid Prime 2 Echoes will sell at an MSRP of $49.99.

Retailers participating in the Metroid Prime 2 Echoes T-shirt pre-sell offer include Circuit City, Game Crazy, GameStop and Electronics Boutique. Metroid Prime 2 Echoes is Rated T for Teen (Animated Blood, Violence). The hip T-shirt features a Samus name tag on the front and a bounty hunter logo on the back.

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