Nintendo officially revealed Metroid Samus Returns is coming to Nintendo 3DS on September 15th, 2017.
During Nintendo’s E3 Treehouse Live, the new 2D platformer was announced through hands-on gameplay. Samus Returns is a fully reimagined version of Metroid II from 1991, with several new in-game updates apart from the visuals. MercurySteam, the team behind Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, developed the title.
Samus’ gun arm now allows full-range of motion, stepping away from the previous forty-five-degree angle lock. Aeion abilities will provide brief upgrades for Samus, such as Scan Pulse is shown off in the trailer, which reveals hidden areas of the map. The gun doesn’t only shoot anymore either. A new Melee Counter attack will bring critical hits to the mix and allow for a brief deflection of enemy attacks in the more dire situations.
Check out the trailer below to see more of the new features in action.