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.

We're at E3 2017 covering the year's biggest gaming event. Be sure to check out all our coverage on our E3 2017 hub!

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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