Metroid: Samus Returns is Being Remade for 3DS and Has amiibo Support
UPDATE (15/06/17): Australian release date has been confirmed, and the two amiibo will be sold separately
This is not a hoax. This is not a drill. Nintendo have revealed not just one, but TWO new Metroid games. Metroid II, which was originally launched on the Game Boy many centuries ago, is being remade for the 3DS as Metroid: Samus Returns. The remake boasts improved visuals as well as new mechanics such as a melee counterattack and 360 degree free aiming. As an added bonus, it won’t disappear due to cease and desist orders. A special edition of the game will be available (in the US at least, we’re waiting on official confirmation for Australia) that includes a soundtrack CD.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 13, 2017
Metroid: Samus Returns will launch September 16th in Australia, and also available on the same day will be two new Metroid amiibo – an amiibo of Samus in her pose from the game’s boxart, as well as an amiibo of an actual Metroid. These will be sold separately in Australia.
And it gets better – the Metroid amiibo is SQUISHY! LOOK AT IT!
squishy metroid amiibo
rt if you agree pic.twitter.com/s2AUeUiSRf
— Stonepa (@Stonepa11) June 13, 2017
In addition to these two amiibo, Samus Returns will be compatible with the Samus and Zero Suit Samus amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. line of figures. Their function is yet to be confirmed.
For fans of 3D Metroid gameplay, Nintendo have announced that Metroid Prime 4 is in development for Nintendo Switchnao;id’akl;sm
Sorry, passed out on my keyboard. Right, yes, a new Metroid Prime game! It’s not developed by Retro Studios, but will still be overseen by Metroid Prime series producer Kensuke Tanabe. All we have to go off is a brief teaser trailer, so details on the game and any possible amiibo functionality will come later.
Metroid Prime 4 is set to release sometime in 2018.