Published: Thu, June 15, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Nintendo Tries to Win E3 with a Metroid Prime 4 Logo

Nintendo Tries to Win E3 with a Metroid Prime 4 Logo

Nintendo made Metroid fans happy for the first time since the Bush years with the announcement of Metroid Prime 4 during its E3 2017 presentation Tuesday.

As well as the gameplay trailer at the top of the page, below is the full game reveal from Nintendo at E3.

Nintendo revealed not one, but two new Metroid games yesterday.

The 11 new amiibo revealed during the press conference cover a variety of games from some of the oldest Nintendo properties, related to games already out, and games coming soon to the Switch. However, long-time Metroid Prime producer Kensuke Tanabe is still leading the project.

Super Metroid and the Prime trio have been the Metroid games that I've returned to in darker times in my life, due in part to the way these games allow the player to put so much of themselves into Samus' silence and steadiness.

This seems to suggest that Retro Studios will not be the developer behind the upcoming game.

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.

Diehard fans of Metroid will know that a year ago, the unofficial Metroid 2 remake called AM2R was taken down by Nintendo. With Metroid Prime 4 announced and some cool Metroid amiibo on the way, this is turning out to be a great E3 for Metroid. Samus Returns is a traditional 2-D Metroid with a couple of new twists.

Samus Returns is the remake of Metroid II: The Return of Samus we needed.

Metroid: Samus Returns will be released on the 15th September.

The new Metroid amiibo has a squishy texture and features the alien creature breaking out of its glass enclosure.

The game goes back to the chaotic, open world joy of Super Mario 64, but breaks all of the rules. And it showed a remake of Metroid 2 for 3DS.

This additional mode has a completely different battle system to the main game, which sees you take control of goombas and Lakitus to name just a few classic Mario enemies in a more strategic step-up compared to the turn-based RPG system in Superstar Saga. Now we know specifically why.

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