Metroid: Samus Returns

System: Nintendo 3DS Release date: 15/09/2017
Metroid: Samus Returns
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A classic Metroid adventure returns, rebuilt from the ground up!

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Brave the hostile terrain of an alien planet teeming with vicious life forms as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in this masterful reimagining of her 1992 Game Boy adventure.

Samus Aran’s arsenal has been enhanced with new moves and abilities that are sure to help her face the deadly surprises that await. This intense, side-scrolling action platformer is a great entry point into the Metroid franchise and perfect for returning fans as well, and it’s available only on Nintendo 3DS family systems.

Features:

  • This intense, side-scrolling action platformer has been completely remade with engaging and immersive 3D visuals and a rich, atmospheric colour palette
  • Classic Metroid II: Return of Samus gameplay is joined by a wealth of new content, including a set of brand new abilities that utilises a mysterious energy resource called “Aeion,” a powerful melee counterattack, and 360-degree Free Aim Mode
  • There are plenty of secrets to find – and if you uncover enough of them, you may even start to unravel the mystery of Planet SR388’s past
  • Two new amiibo figures (sold separately) – Samus Aran and Metroid – will be released as a set alongside the game. This game is also compatible with the Zero Suit Samus and Samus amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series. Functionality details will be revealed at a later date

While supplies last, fans will also be able to purchase a special edition of Metroid: Samus Returns which includes a physical version of the game, a download code for the original Game Boy game Metroid II: Return of Samus to be redeemed in Nintendo eShop, a SteelBook®, a sound-selection CD featuring 25 tracks from across the Metroid franchise, a gold “S” pin badge, a Morph Ball 3D keyring and a 40-page artbook.*

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*Please check with your local retailer for information on current availability.

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This content is sold by Nintendo of Europe GmbH. The payment will be made with Nintendo eShop funds usable through the Nintendo Account used to complete the purchase.

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After the purchase is completed, the download of the purchased content will start automatically. The content will be downloaded to the Nintendo 3DS system linked to the respective Nintendo Network ID. This Nintendo 3DS system must be updated to the latest system software and connected to the Internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

After you have completed the purchase, the download of the purchased content will start automatically. The content will be downloaded to the Nintendo 3DS system linked to your Nintendo Network ID. Your Nintendo 3DS system has to be updated and connected to the Internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download.

Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

The details of the offer are displayed based on the country settings of your Nintendo Account.

The Nintendo Account Agreement applies to the purchase of this content.

The use of an unauthorised device or software that enables technical modification of the Nintendo console or software may render this game unplayable.

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Content not playable before the release date: {{releaseDate}} . The payment is taken directly upon purchase.

A Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer (sold separately) is required to use amiibo on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS systems.

Please note: you can only appreciate the 3D effect of Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL on the system itself. Game visuals display in 2D on Nintendo 2DS. All screenshots and game footage on this site are captured in 2D mode.

Categories

Action, Adventure, Platformer

Players

1

Publisher

Nintendo

Developer

MercurySteam Entertainment / Nintendo

Features

amiibo

Age rating

TBD

Nintendo 3DS Game Card

System

Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date

15/09/2017