Metroid: Samus Returns Developer Diary Features Nintendo's Yoshio Sakamoto

Metroid: Samus Returns Developer Diary Features Nintendo's Yoshio Sakamoto

Metroid: Samus Returns Developer Diary Features Nintendo's Yoshio Sakamoto

The last traditional Metroid Prime game, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, was released almost a decade ago for the Wii.

Metroid fans have been waiting years to see a continuation of the Metroid Prime series, and their patience was rewarded today when Nintendo confirmed the development of Metroid Prime 4 for the Switch.

Samus Returns is scheduled for release on 3DS later this September 15th, and is in development by none other than Castlevania: Lords of Shadow developer Mercury Steam. Retro hasn't released a game since 2014's Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. So fans will not only be getting new (ish) Metroid games to play, they're getting both a traditional 2D sidescroller and a 3D one.

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Sakamoto goes on to explain that the importance of the baby Metroid featured in the game's story inspired Nintendo to remake the game for a new audience.

Metroid Prime 4 could pick up where Metroid Prime 3 left off. Samus successfully fought Dark Samus and killed all Phazon enemies throughout the galaxy.

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Previous Metroid games in the Prime canon adopted a first-person viewpoint while maintaining the series' sandbox design from the classic SNES and NES eras. While most E3 conferences major focus was on their upcoming video games, Nintendo also introduced new emoji's to accompany some of those announcements.

A lot of familiar old features make a return in this game. Samus has a bunch of slick new moves, including the ability to aim while firing, and a melee counter ability that lets you get up close and personal with your foes. Since then the series has been in decline: neither 2010's Metroid: Other M nor last year's Metroid Prime: Federation Force was well-received.

New amiibo were also announced, adding a goomba, a koopa troopa, and wedding-ready Mario, Peach and Bowser to the lineup.

Which of these Metroid games are you looking forward to most?

We also got a detailed look at Fire Emblem Warriors ahead of its release in the autumn, with a new trailer and a gameplay reveal. With each vying for top social media air time, we've seen a number of exciting and cinematic new looks at hit franchises.

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