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E3 2017 - Metroid: Samus Returns remake for Nintendo 3DS

E3 2017 - Metroid: Samus Returns remake for Nintendo 3DS

Easily the biggest surprose during Nintendo's big E3 presentation (aside from a core Pokemon title being developed for the Switch), was the reveal that Metroid Prime 4 was now in the works.

He went on to say that one thing that is very important about Metroid II is the first encounter with Samus and a baby Metroid.

Nintendo and Metroid fans were extremely pleased to hear that there are two Metroid titles in development.

Little is known about the Switch's Pokemon title, except that it is an RPG in development at GameFreak that according to Nintendo "may not release for more than a year". There will be plenty of enhanced moves and abilities using an energy source called Aeion that are accessible to players as well as a new powerful counterattack.

Two new amiibo will also be arriving in the form of a Goomba and Koopa Troopa, but more details on their release date will be announced soon. So, the announcement of its successor is a delightful news for avid followers of the franchise.




New abilities were shown off during the Treehouse stream. We don't know who is on that ship or why they are following her. It's still not the best look, but at least it makes more sense now. During the E3 2015, Tanabe confirmed that it was ineed Sylux's ship that was seen in the post-credits scene for the third game.

Immersive 3D visuals and a rich colour palette. All of the revisions has been done under the direction of Nintendo.

As for Samus Returns, the 3DS title is being made by the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow developer, Mercury Steam, and features a side-scrolling Metroidvania 2D style that, as the name suggests, the franchise helped define. Fortunately it looks like they did, but unfortunately no actual amiibo functionally was shown.

There were also some rumblings as to why the Metroid: Samus Returns wasn't brought to the Switch instead, as the console-handheld hybrid seems to receive nearly all of Nintendo's attention during E3.


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