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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.

Source: YouTube

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Metroid Samus Returns fully reimagines Metroid II for Nintendo 3DS

The new upgrades and beautiful visuals have been given a release date.

By Evan Slead | 06/13/2017 10:24 AM PT | Updated 06/13/2017 10:28 AM PT

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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.

Source: YouTube

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About Evan Slead

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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.