E3 2017: Metroid 2 Remake Samus Returns Announced For 3DS

While Nintendo surprised fans with Metroid Prime 4 during its E3 press conference, it turns out it wasn't the only Metroid announcement it had for the show. During its post-conference Treehouse livestream, Metroid: Samus Returns was announced for 3DS.

As the name suggests, this is based on the classic game, Metroid II: Return of Samus. Rather than a straight port, this is described as a reimagining of that title, though it remains a 2D side-scrolling action/exploration game. In addition to improved visuals, it also features a new range of motion, allowing you to aim in any direction, and new abilities. It's slated for release on September 15.

Samus Returns is in development at MercuryStream, the developer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. It previously denied reports that it had pitched a Metroid game for Wii U and 3DS.

Outside of Metroid, Nintendo today showed off more of Super Mario Odyssey and revealed that a new Pokemon RPG is in development for Switch. Check out our Nintendo press conference recap for all the news.



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