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.