How Come Europe Gets Such a Cool Metroid: Samus Returns Special Edition?

How Come Europe Gets Such a Cool Metroid: Samus Returns Special Edition?

What gives?

North American gamers often get to enjoy video games in a way that some other countries can't. Namely in how video games that come out in the United States aren't usually censored or prohibitively expensive. However, Europe gets this sweet special edition of Metroid: Samus Returns and that stings a little.

Nintendo of Europe revealed the continent's special edition of Metroid: Samus Returns which includes a steelbook case that looks like the original Metroid 2 Gameboy cartridge, a morph-ball keychain, an insignia coin, a 40-page artbook, a digital code for Metroid 2 ont he Nintendo 3DS, and a soundtrack.

Metroid: Samus Returns Special Edition

By contrast, the special edition for Metroid: Samus Returns for North America as well as the rest of the world comes with... just the soundtrack.

While we should all be grateful that Samus is back at long last, and sure, the soundtrack is cool and Metroid has amazing music. I just still can't help but look at Europe (and that sweet steelbook case) without envy and longing.

Hopefully the rest of the world will get a cool Metroid Prime 4 collector's edition, unless Europe decides to be the sole home of all cool things Metroid.

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Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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