Metroid Prime 3 Preview Channel is a retired Channel that was launched by Nintendo on August 10, 2007 in North America and October 15 2007 in PAL regions. It was removed from the Wii Shop Channel on December 22, 2007 for PAL and December 31, 2007 in North America. On those days the content was removed from the channel replaced with a message saying "Metroid Prime 3 preview has expired." and suggested that users delete the channel.
It was designed to promote Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
In the beginning, the Channel had only two gameplay videos of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, but as time went on, additional videos were added to the Channel. There are currently 10 gameplay movies available to watch and stream via the Internet. But you can not watch them anymore because nintendo retired the channel.
On the upper right-hand corner of the video selection menu, there is a flashing square. Clicking on this square minimized the menu and gives the user access to the background image. By holding the A button the Wii Remote and moving the on-screen cursor around the image, another image, this time, of Samus, is revealed. Once all of the tiles are changed, or the player hits "Reveal," this concept art is fully exposed. Clicking "Erase" causes the first image to appear again, but this time, changing the tiles, a second image appears, also with Samus.
|Main channels||Disc Channel • Mii Channel • Photo Channel • Wii Shop Channel • Forecast Channel • News Channel • Wii + Internet|
|Additional channels||Wii Fit Channel • Wii Fit Plus Channel • Mario Kart Channel • Jam with the Band Live Channel • Rabbids Channel|
|Downloadable channels||Internet Channel • Everybody Votes Channel • Check Mii Out Channel • Nintendo Channel • Today and Tomorrow Channel • Crunchyroll • Metroid Prime 3 Preview • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Save Data Update Channel • Wii U Transfer Tool • YouTube|
|Japan exclusive||Television Friend Channel • Digicam Print Channel • Wii My Room • Demae Channel • Food Delivery Channel • Photo Channel 1.0 Restore Program|
|North America exclusive||Hulu Plus • Amazon Instant Video|
|Europe exclusive||BBC iPlayer • Netflix • Kirby TV Channel • LOVEFiLM|
|Downloading services||Virtual Console • WiiWare|
|Prototypes||Diskcheck v1.01 • Wii Menu Uninstaller|
|channels||Wii Menu Manual • Wii U Menu • Wii System Transfer|