The first surprise announcement of the Nintendo TreeHouse stream was Metroid: Samus Returns. As some may be able to tell the name is a play off the original Metroid II: Return of Samus, this is because Samus Returns will be a reimagining of the Gameboy classic. Launching September 15, 2017 this new take on a Metroid II will include new plenty of new features and upgrades as well as redesigned maps and enemies.
One new move added to Samus' arsenal is a "melee counter" this allows the player to quickly swat away a charging enemy and give them an extra opportunity to defeat them with Samus' plasma cannon.
Also announced was a special edition release of the game which will come bundled with a soundtrack containing twenty-five tracks from various games in the Metroid franchise. Amiibo functionality will also play a role in the game both Zero Suit Samus and Varia Suit Samus from the Super Smash Bros. collection will be compatible as well as two new figures. One being a metroid escaping from a containment chamber and the other being of Samus herself in the classic Metroid II pose. You can watch the trailer above or watch it in 3D from the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
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