Nintendo not only announced Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch, but also Metroid Samus Returns for 3DS today at E3.
In addition to announcing Metroid Prime 4 in the Nintendo Spotlight: E3 2017 video, Nintendo also announced during Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 that a classic Metroid adventure would return, rebuilt from the ground up for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.
Brave the hostile terrain of an alien planet teeming with vicious life forms as
legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid
menace in this masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy adventure. Samus
Aran’s arsenal has been enhanced with new moves and abilities that are sure to
help her face the deadly surprises that await. This intense, side-scrolling action
platformer is a great entry point into the Metroid franchise and perfect for
returning fans as well, and it’s available only on the Nintendo 3DS family of
• This intense, side-scrolling action platformer has been completely remade with
engaging and immersive 3D visuals and a rich, atmospheric color palette.
• Classic Metroid II: Return of Samus gameplay is joined by a wealth of new
content, including a set of brand new abilities that utilizes a mysterious energy
resource called “Aeion,” a powerful melee counterattack, and 360-degree Free
• There are plenty of secrets to nd—and if you uncover enough of them, you
may even start to unravel the mystery of Planet SR388’s past.
• Two new amiibo™ gures—Samus Aran and Metroid—will be released as a set
alongside the game. This game is also compatible with the Zero Suit Samus and
Samus amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series.
Functionality details will be revealed at a later date.
• While supplies last, fans will be able to purchase a special edition of the game,
which includes a physical copy of the game, a sound selection CD featuring 25
tracks from across the Metroid franchise, and a reversible title-sheet insert for
the game case.
Metroid Samus Returns will be out September 15th, 2017 for $39.99 USD. Metroid Prime 4 has yet to receive a release date or pricing information.