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Topic: E3 2017: Nintendo Announces a Second Metroid Game with Metro...
KostaAndreadis
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Location: Melbourne, Victoria

A remake of the GameBoy classic Metroid II with development being handled by MercurySteam, the studio behind the excellent Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Metroid: Samus Returns is definitely as much a imagining as it is a remake, with new 3D visuals, moves, and gameplay that looks like its come a long way since the black and white original.

Or, green and white. Check it out.



“Metroid is one of the most recognized Nintendo franchises and we are so honoured to collaborate with them on the latest game in the saga of space-faring bounty hunter Samus Aran,” said Enric Alvarez, Head of Studio at MercurySteam. “Our collaboration with Nintendo will give gamers around the world the chance to play this fantastic adventure in a completely new way not seen before”.

“The development of this Metroid game with Mercury Steam has gone very smoothly and more than anything, it has been very exciting,” said Yoshio Sakamoto, senior officer of Nintendo’s Entertainment Planning & Development Department, and the producer of the overall Metroid franchise. “Metroid: Samus Returns is based on the GameBoy classic Metroid II: Return of Samus, and we are very confident that this collaboration with Mercury Steam is the reason we have been able to successfully pull together various features like actions never seen before in the Metroid series, a stunning recreation of the planet SR388 and classical Metroid gameplay elements into a single powerful package.”


Metroid: Samus Returns launches for the Nintendo 3DS on September 15.

And this comes on top of the surprise Metroid Prime 4 announcement for Nintendo Switch.
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