E3 2017 - Nintendo Reveals 3DS Remake Of Metroid 2
Samus returns in a modern reimagining of Return of Samus.
If there's one thing that can be said about Nintendo based on the company's E3 2017 direct presentation, it's that they've been listening to their fans. Not only did Nintendo surprise reveal that a new game in the Metroid Prime series is in the works, they also revealed an official trailer for Metroid: Samus Returns, a modern 3DS reimagining of their 1991 hit Game Boy title Metroid 2.
Players who are familiar with the original Game Boy title will find that not too much has changed: Samus still jumps, rolls, and shoots her way around the environment, albeit now with 3D-based graphics. The game doesn't play in three dimensions, however; from what can be seen, the entire game plays out in traditional 2D form, and only steps into 3D for the reworked cutscenes.
Of course, none of this talk of 3D is meant to be confused with the Nintendo 3DS signature 3D visuals -- since Metroid: Samus Returns is first-party Nintendo IP, it will very likely support 3D visual display.
Metroid: Samus Returns is being developed by MercurySteam, the developers players may recognize as the team behind Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series, including the 3DS port of Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate.
Players won't have to wait long to get their hands on Metroid: Samus Returns, as the game is set to release for Nintendo 3DS systems on September 15.
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