Metroid: Samus Returns Announced for the Nintendo 3DS, Arriving September 2017

Metroid: Samus Returns Announced for the Nintendo 3DS, Arriving September 2017

It's a good day for Metroid fans.

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Hot off the heels of a Metroid Prime 4 reveal, Nintendo revealed that the company will release Metroid Samus Returns, a 3DS remake of Metroid 2.

Developed by MercurySteam, who previously developed Castllevania: Lords of Shadow, Metroid Samus Returns is a modern remake of the 1991 Metroid sequel. MercurySteam reportedly made a prototype Metroid game on both the WiiU and 3DS back in 2015 to give to Nintendo as an unsolicited pitch. That pitch could have given the studio a greenlight to work on this remake.

Metroid Samus Returns on the 3DS arrives on September 15, 2017.

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