So it would seem that Nintendo hasn’t quite run out of announcements for us. Just in case Metroid fans weren’t quite happy with the Metroid Prime 4 teaser image, they had something else. During the Nintendo Treehouse live stream, less than an hour in, they revealed Metroid: Samus Returns–a remake of Metroid II–for the Nintendo 3DS.
Fans have pointed out many times that this explains the C&D that took down A Metroid 2 Remake. Nintendo has been known to take down projects whenever they get into development for something similar.
Metroid: Samus Returns will feature Metroid’s classic 2D side-scrolling action. You can fight by shooting in any direction and it even appears Samus has a new melee parry move. Everything is rendered as a 3D model, making the game look far removed from the original.
This game follows the story of Samus hunting metroids on planet SR388. You must defeat these parasitic aliens in order to progress deeper into the planet. The treehouse segment revealed more gameplay details and can be watched on Nintendo’s YouTube channel (right here). Below is the trailer for the game.
Metroid: Samus Returns will launch on September 15th alongside a special edition that includes the soundtrack for the game.