Everything You Need to Know About Metroid: Samus Returns

Everything You Need to Know About Metroid: Samus Returns

Metroid: Samus Returns will be out for the 3DS on September 15, and it should be a treat for fans of side-scrolling Metroid games. As we look ahead to the game’s launch, let’s discuss everything you should know about Metroid: Samus Returns.

What It Is

Metroid: Samus Returns is a remake/reimagining of Metroid II: Return of Samus, which originally came out for the Game Boy in 1991. It has been remade from the ground up for the 3DS.

What’s New

While the core gameplay is the traditional style fans will expect, you can now aim freely in any direction, perform a melee counterattack, and use special Aeion abilities, such as one that lets you scan the environment. Other abilities common to Metroid games will also return, including those added after the initial release of Metroid II.

Amiibo Functionality

Four amiibo figurines can be used with Metroid: Samus Returns. They have the following uses:

  • Samus Aran (Metroid series) gives you the Aeion Reserve Tank, which lets you refill your Aeino gauge, and also unlocks a Metroid II art gallery once you beat the game.
  • Metroid (Metroid series) shows you the location of the nearest Metroid and unlocks the more challenging Fusion difficulty once you beat the game, which also lets you wear the Fusion Suit.
  • Samus (Super Smash Bros. series) gives you the Missile Reserve Tank, which replenishes your missiles, and also unlocks concept art in the gallery once you beat the game.
  • Zero Suit Samus (Super Smash Bros. series) gives you the Energy Reserve Tank, which restores health when you die, and also unlocks the Sound Test mode once you beat the game.


Release Date

September 15, 2017


$39.99 for the standard edition and $49.99 for the Special Edition, which includes reversible cover art and a CD of 25 tracks from the Metroid series.

In Conclusion

Do you have any remaining questions about Metroid: Samus Returns? What are you looking forward to the most about this upcoming Metroid game?

Samantha is a published horror and fantasy writer, a professional freelance writer, and a longtime gamer. As a result, writing about games is one of her favorite activities. She likes a wide range of genres, especially RPGs, survival horror, and visual novels. More information can be found at her website: http://www.samanthalienhard.com/

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