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At Gamescom this week, Nintendo is showcasing the European Metroid: Samus Returns Legacy Edition at its booth. Take a closer look at the full contents below.

PAX West provided its official schedule for all of the events taking place at the expo at the beginning of September. A “special” Nintendo panel was among what was listed.

The listing has since updated, and provides details as to what’s in store. Rather than a developer panel, Kit and Krysta will actually be hosting a live episode of Nintendo Minute. Attendees will be treated to some new gameplay, which we should see later on.

Here’s the official panel description:

Join us for a live filming of Nintendo Minute! We’ll be taking a look at new game play for Metroid: Samus Returns, showing off some amazing fan art submitted by you and giving away some cool Metroid goodies. Hope to see you there! – Kit & Krysta


Metroid: Samus Returns doesn’t have a massive amount of story, which fans would probably agree is a good thing. However, Nintendo and MercurySteam did expand upon things a bit more compared to the original Game Boy game.

When you first start Samus Returns, you’ll be treated to an opening with lovely art recapping the first Metroid game. The images maintain the look of a comic book, and may look even better when viewed in stereoscopic 3D. Take a look at some images snapped from Metroid: Samus Returns’ opening below.


Nintendo’s Japanese blog has a first look at the content that can be unlocked by scanning amiibo in Metroid: Samus Returns. This includes screenshots of the Fusion suit included with Fusion mode, Metroid Marker function, and images from the art gallery. Have a look at the various screenshots below.

Thanks to n128 for the tip.


The Metroid: Samus Returns Special Edition contains a sound-selection CD with 25 different tracks across the Metroid franchise. In a new post on Nintendo’s Japanese website, the full lineup of music is revealed.

The entire listing is as follows:

It may not be Friday, but a new episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. Kit and Krysta are joined by Sam from Nintendo Treehouse to show off Metroid: Samus Returns… and the Metroid amiibo. Check out the video below.

Much has been made about amiibo functionality in Metroid: Samus Returns. More specifically, some fans have been upset that the game’s Fusion mode, which unlocks a harder difficulty and the ability to wear Samus’ suit from Metroid Fusion, is locked behind amiibo. There is good news, however.

Fusion mode can indeed only be unlocked with the new Metroid amiibo. Nintendo also has no plans to sell it separately on the eShop.

That being said, Nintendo has confirmed that Metroid: Samus Returns has a standard hard mode that will can be unlocked once players complete the game on regular difficulty. It’s separate from Fusion mode’s own harder difficulty, and isn’t tied to any amiibo.


Thus far, Nintendo has officially confirmed three Aeion abilities for Metroid: Samus Returns. The game will feature Scan Pulse, Lightning Armor, and Beam Burst. A fourth ability has now seemingly been unintentionally revealed as well.

A boxart image has popped up on Reddit specifically from the Legacy Edition. While not officially confirmed, the packaging shot does have new art that we posted earlier today.

New Metroid: Samus Returns art

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We have some brand new art from Metroid: Samus Returns. The images show off Samus in a couple of poses, Metroids, and other enemy designs. Check out the various images below.

The official teaser site for Metroid: Samus Returns is now live. You can access it here. The full site will open soon, but for now, the page has some screenshots and gameplay details.

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