Fans still burned about Federation Force can rejoice, as Metroid Samus Returns has been announced for the 3DS, during Nintendo Treehouse. The game is a reimagining of Metroid 2 Samus Returns on the Game Boy, with a ton of new features. With this game, plus the upcoming Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch, things are looking up for Samus Aran.
When Nintendo announced Metroid Prime: Federation Force for the 3DS, nobody was excited to see it, especially for the handheld. Fans wondered why the company would make a multiplayer-focused 3DS game with Metroid, a series built on lonesome exploration. The game’s debut trailer is heavily disliked as well, with 89,000 dislikes and only 10,000 likes.
Metroid Samus Returns should be a return to form for the series, once again focusing on combat and exploration. The reimagining brings the series back to it’s 2D roots, similar to the classic NES, SNES, and Gameboy games. Remaking Metroid 2 was an interesting choice, but the amount of new features should please fans looking for a fresh experience.
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Samus will now have a Metroid detector, which will let her know when one of the deadly aliens is nearby. Aeon abilities have also been announced, giving her powerful new skills that have limited uses, so they can’t be exploited. Melee counters also been added to the game, which should give players time to avoid damage and unleash an attack.
Unsurprisingly, the game got a huge visual boost, with Samus now in her Metroid Prime outfit. The game itself looks great, with stellar sound effects from the same team that worked on the original Super Metroid. It’s clear that Nintendo has been listening to their fans, and it should be a worthy purchase for 3DS owners.
Metroid Samus Returns comes out on the 3DS this year, on September 15. Fans that want a similar experience can also download the original Metroid 2 or the superior Super Metroid on the 3DS.