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New Overview Trailer for Metroid: Samus Returns

Nintendo has shared a new trailer for Metroid: Samus Returns.

Featured above, the roughly four-minute long trailer introduces series protagonist Samus Aran, while also giving a nice overview of her abilities, the gameplay, and even the game’s amiibo functionality.

Here’s a rundown on the MercurySteam-developed game:


A classic Metroid adventure returns, rebuilt from the ground up!

Brave the hostile terrain of an alien planet teeming with vicious life forms as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in this masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy™ adventure. Samus Aran’s arsenal has been enhanced with new moves and abilities that are sure to help her face the deadly surprises that await. This intense, side-scrolling action platformer is a great entry point into the Metroid franchise and perfect for returning fans as well, and it’s available only on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

Key Features:

  • This intense, side-scrolling action platformer has been completely remade with engaging and immersive 3D visuals and a rich, atmospheric color palette.
  • Classic Metroid II: Return of Samus gameplay is joined by a wealth of new content, including a set of brand new abilities that utilizes a mysterious energy resource called “Aeion,” a powerful melee counterattack, and 360-degree Free Aim Mode.
  • There are plenty of secrets to find—and if you uncover enough of them, you may even start to unravel the mystery of Planet SR388’s past.
  • Two new amiibo™ figures*—Samus Aran and Metroid—will be released as a set alongside the game. This game is also compatible with the Zero Suit Samus and Samus amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series. Functionality details will be revealed at a later date.
  • While supplies last, fans will be able to purchase a special edition of the game, which includes a physical copy of the game, a sound-selection CD featuring 25 tracks from across the Metroid franchise, and a reversible title-sheet insert for the game case.

Metroid: Samus Returns is launching for the Nintendo 3DS on September 15th.

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11 comments
  1. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    August 29, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Looks pretty good. The Amiibo crap is still BS though.

  2. Vex
    Vex
    August 29, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Man, AM2R blows this out of the water.

  3. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    August 29, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Talk about delusional.

  4. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    August 29, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    I wonder how fast the casual audience skills can be recharged.

  5. Magnifico Ginormous
    Magnifico Ginormous
    August 29, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Much like your posting.
    30 FPS 2D Metroid? LMAO

  6. SuuLoliBoob
    SuuLoliBoob
    August 29, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Well yeah, it used more Nintendo/metroid assets then anything else, how could it possibly fail?

  7. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    August 29, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    lol the aesthetics of this game. If DS games were on Kickstarter, this is what they’d look like.

  8. Envy-Noson
    Envy-Noson
    August 29, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    I still want to try out AM2R.

  9. Anon630
    Anon630
    August 29, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Well one was made over a nine year period by a fan developer who loved the franchise, and the other is a factory line run of the mill notice of eviction to starved Nintendo fans. I’m not saying Samus Returns won’t be fun, but it’s a daily reminder that games don’t have to deliver until these fans start showing restraint in their purchasing habits.

  10. Anon630
    Anon630
    August 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    As fast as their parent’s card declines.

  11. Cubed Grapes
    Cubed Grapes
    August 30, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    It should still be floating around the web.