Two New Metroid Games on the Horizon – E3 2017

Metroid fans got some big news from Nintendo’s E3 presentation on Tuesday, with news of not one, but two new games coming out for multiple consoles. The first, called Metroid: Samus Returns, is a 3DS remake of the 1991 GameBoy game Metroid 2: the Return of Samus. The other is something that the Metroid community has been begging Nintendo about for a decade now: Metroid Prime 4.

We don’t know a heck of a lot about Metroid Prime 4 yet, other than that it will be on the Switch. The teaser trailer was really teaser-y. Samus Returns meanwhile, is close on the horizon, launching September 17 of this year. Described as a “masterful reimagining” of the original Metroid sequel, the game will feature 3D graphics, 360 degree free aiming, a new resource called “Aeion”, and melee combat.

In addition to the upcoming games, two new amiibos of Samus and a Metroid will be released this September. The Samus amiibo will be compatible with Zero Suit Samus in Super Smash Bros. Fans who want a physical version of Return of Samus will also be able to pick up a limited edition copy, featuring a CD with game sounds and a reversible title for the game case.