Metroid Prime is a first-person action-adventure game developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo. It is the fifth game in the Metroid series, and follows the story of the intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran who must explore a remote planet and stop a hostile alien race from gaining control of a powerful weapon. The game is known for its innovative use of a first-person perspective, which allows players to experience the world of Metroid from a new perspective, and its improved graphics and gameplay mechanics compared to previous games in the series. Metroid Prime was released in 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube and was well-received by critics and players, who praised its visuals, storytelling, and gameplay. It has since been re-released on multiple platforms and is considered a classic of the action-adventure genre.