E3 2017 - Metroid: Samus Returns remake for Nintendo 3DS

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Nintendo's E3 Spotlight might have been all about new titles for Switch, but those tuning in to Nintendo's Treehouse stream will have seen a handful of new 3DS titles as well.

Announced during the E3 2017 Nintendo Direct, Metroid Prime 4 is officially happening and we couldn't be more excited.

Metroid II has always been the series' black sheep (at least, until Other M came along), and a game that fans wanted to see live up to its potential. Metroid II: The Return of Samus tasked players with exploring the titular Metroid's home planet, code-named SR88, with the sole task of eradicating every last Metroid spawn that resided on the odd planet.

Metroid: Samus Returns will launch on September 15th on 3DS.

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Brand new Amiibo of the four champions, Daruk, Mipha, Revali and Urbosa are also being released to coincide with another DLC pack, Champions' Ballad, which will arrive this holiday.

Nintendo has revealed that Metroid Prime 4 is now in development for the Nintendo Switch. It's not unusual for Nintendo to announce a game so early in development (much like it did with Breath of the Wild) but it does make us curious for what to expect.

Are you excited about Metroid: Samus Returns?

Metroid Prime 4 is coming to Nintendo Switch. While Nintendo is mainly known for more colorful and cheerful titles, the Metroid Prime games have always been far maturer. All three games - particularly the first two entries, Prime and Echoes - are highly regarded and fans have longed for years to play a new game. What a big day for Metroid fans. If that is the case, then it's particularly interesting that Nintendo is remaking this particular title when you consider that they shut down a high-profile fan remake of Metroid II and left many fans feeling particularly sore. Like its predecessor, Metroid: Samus Returns is a side scroller, but it isn't limited to a 2D plane.