Metroid: Samus Returns Announced for Nintendo 3DS

Posted on Jun 13 2017 - 8:35pm by Simon Smith
Metroid: Samus Returns Announced for Nintendo 3DS

Metroid: Samus Returns

Release Dates
  • September 15, 2017
Platform(s)
  • 3DS
Publisher(s)
  • Nintendo
Developer(s)
  • MercurySteam Games
ESRB Rating

Nintendo is going big with Metroid at this year’s E3. Metroid Prime 4 was revealed, and now they have announced the Game Boy classic Metroid II: Return of Samus is getting remade for the Nintendo 3DS as Metroid: Samus Returns. The game will bring with it enhanced 3D visuals but at its core will remain the same classic game that fans loved back in 1991.

The game is being developed by MercurySteam and is set for release on September 15 this year. This will be the first time that Metroid has gone back to its roots since Metroid: Zero Mission for the Game Boy Advance, the remake of the original Metroid.

Alongside this announcement came news that the game will feature amiibo support, although their exact function within the game is unclear. 

The first of these is Samus in a pose that harkens back to the original box art for the Game Boy version. There will also be a squishy amiibo of the Metroid creature itself.

Check out the amiibos and a trailer for Metroid: Samus Returns below.