Dive into the perilous depths of the Metroid homeworld in the latest trailer for Samus Returns.
Nintendo shocked longtime fans during E3 2017 with the announcement of not one, but two Metroid titles featuring Samus Aran as the leading role. Though fans may have to wait the bare minimum of a year before experiencing Metroid Prime 4 on the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS owners will receive a traditional exploration-based 2D installment next week.
Metroid: Samus Returns made its world premiere during the Nintendo Treehouse broadcast following immediately after the official E3 presentation. Unveiled by Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime, Samus Returns is a complete remake of the famed bounty hunter’s first handheld adventure, 1991’s Metroid II: Return of Samus for the original Game Boy. Apart from the obvious upgrade from 2D grayscale to fully-modeled 3D environments, Metroid: Samus Returns will feature a plethora of techniques and gameplay mechanics from 32-bit counterparts Super Metroid, Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid Fusion; a brand new mechanic for Samus Returns, players also have the ability to parry oncoming attacks with a well-timed uppercut from Samus’s Arm Cannon.
Earlier this week, Nintendo released a new gameplay trailer for the official Mercurysteam-developed Metroid II remake. Titled “Infiltrating SR388”, the brief footage showcases some of the enhanced areas of the Metroid homeworld, and gives fans a tease at the evolutionary chain of the galaxy’s most fearsome creatures- all the way up to the iconic Metroid Queen.
Metroid: Samus Returns will release on 9/15 exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS; Nintendo will release two more Metroid-themed Amiibos and a limited edition New 3DS XL the same day.