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E3 2017: Metroid: Samus Returns announced for Nintendo 3DS

Published by Jack Taylor     June 13, 2017     19:15 UTC

Metroid: Samus Returns, a reimagining of Metroid II: Return of Samus for the Game Boy, has been announced for Nintendo 3DS systems.

Announced immediately following the Nintendo Spotlight presentation by Reggie Fils-Aime, Metroid: Samus Returns is a reimagining of the Game Boy classic Metroid II: Return of Samus and is in development by Spanish studio MercurySteam for Nintendo 3DS.

Featuring returning locations and enemies - with some tweaks - Metroid: Samus Returns is a 2D shooter in the style of Metroid II, with new additions such as a Metroid sensor and special Aeion Abilities.

It will also support amiibo, with new Samus and Metroid amiibo launching alongside the game - the existing Samus and Zero Suit Samus amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. Collection will also be supported.

A special edition version of the game will be available on launch day, featuring a reversible cover - with artwork inspired by the Metroid II box - and a soundtrack CD with music from the Metroid series.

Metroid: Samus Returns launches worldwide on 15 September.