Metroid Returns With Two New Games Announced at E3

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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 currently in the works.  For years fans have been clamoring for a new Metroid title, and as other franchises got reboots and sequels, it seemed the iconic action/exploration game had been left behind. 

 

 

No more.  Fans were treated to a brief title treatment revealing the game is in the works for the Nintendo Switch…and that’s about all we got.  Despite the lack of overall information on the game, it’s exciting nonetheless; but that’s not all.  While the main presentation was focused on the Switch, their follow-up Treehouse live showcase revealed ANOTHER Metroid game that’s coming out. 

Metroid: Samus Returns is coming to the 3DS; a remake of the GameBoy Metroid II, which will be arriving on September 15, 2017.  So fans will not only be getting new (ish) Metroid games to play, they’re getting both a traditional 2D sidescroller and a 3D one.  For patient gamers it must seem like manna from Heaven. 

 

 

The Metroid: Samus Returns game is a modern reimagining of the 1991 Game Boy adventure Metroid II: Return of Samus. Intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran’s arsenal has been enhanced with new moves and abilities such as the powerful Melee Counter, 360-degree Free Aim Mode and mysterious Aeion Abilities. This intense, side-scrolling action-platformer has been completely remade with engaging and immersive 3D visuals and a rich, atmospheric color palette. 

Which of these Metroid games are you looking forward to most?  

-Jordan