The Nintendo Treehouse event kicked off in a big way, after doing a demo of Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime took the stage to unveil a major 3DS game: Metroid: Samus Returns.
This game is actually a modern remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus for the Game Boy back in 1991. But, like Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the game has been remade from the ground up for the Nintendo 3DS. Including redesigns of numerous enemies, as well as new powers and abilities.
In the game, Samus is sent by the Galactic Federation to planet SR3-8 to investigate an incident, and she soon finds familiar enemies in the Metroids…but they are evolving. And the deeper Samus goes into the planet, the more danger there is. As they showed off the game in the Treehouse, it became clear that this is a pure 2D Metroid style game, complete with wide world to explore and backtrack into. Samus will get special abilities and tech, including ones gotten from Metroids themselves.
.Also, the game has been confirmed to have Amiibo support, AND, two new Metroid Amiibo’s are being made for this game! A literal Metroid, and Samus in her Metroid II pose!
This game feels like pure Metroid, and with Metroid Prime 4 confirmed for Switch, it’s clear that Nintendo not only listened to fans, but wanted to bring back Samus just as badly as we do. Or in this case, did.
Metroid: Samus Returns arrives on September 15th for Nintendo 3DS!