Fans of the Metroid series will be quick to mention that it would appear Nintendo are ignoring the beloved franchise. In light of this, a group a three have taken it upon themselves to create a prequel to Metroid showing gamers what happens before Samus Aran’s ‘Zero Mission’. The small group behind the game state that: “Rogue Dawn surrounds the events that led up to the theft of the capsule which ultimately placed the Metroid’s under the control of Ridley and the Mother Brain.”
Rogue Dawn isn’t a stand-alone download but it’s a ROM hack. You must load it onto a Metroid ROM. It is a potentially a complicated process however. It’s also worth noting that when Nintendo gets wind of the project it’s almost certain that they’ll issue a Cease and Desist order (which has happened many times before with other fan pojects).
You can check out a video of their ambitious project below: