Nintendo Announces Metroid Prime 4 and Metroid: Samus Returns

It’s a big day for Metroid fans. Whether you prefer 3D or 2D Metroid games, this E3 has something for you, because Nintendo just announced one of each.

Metroid Prime 4

Yes, the long-anticipated new Metroid Prime game is finally on its way. While Nintendo didn’t reveal any details about it, Metroid Prime 4 is currently in development for the Nintendo Switch.

This is exciting news for fans of the Metroid Prime games, but another Metroid game is on its way much sooner.

Metroid: Samus Returns

Nintendo and MercurySteam have announced a new side-scrolling Metroid game for the Nintendo 3DS. Metroid: Samus Returns is a reimagining of Metroid II: Return of Samus, which came out for the Game Boy in 1991. Samus Returns will include new visuals, features, and abilities, including special “Aeion Abilities.”

Nintendo demonstrated gameplay from Metroid: Samus Returns as part of its Nintendo Treehouse live stream. The game will be available for the Nintendo 3DS on September 15.

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