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Metroid: Samus Returns

Eurogamer published a meaty interview with longtime Metroid developer Yoshio Sakamoto. There was plenty of talk about Samus Returns, including the amiibo support and two different hard modes. Sakamoto also weighed in on the series’ future and more. Elsewhere, he also seemed to shoot down recent rumors that the Rhythm Heaven franchise is dead.

We’ve rounded up the notable comments from Sakamoto below. You can find even more on Eurogamer here.

Nintendo has prepared a new trailer for Metroid: Samus Returns just in time for Gamescom. You can give it a look below.

Nintendo held a second presentation for Metroid: Samus Returns at Gamescom 2017 showcasing pure gameplay. For a new look at the game, watch the recording below.

Nintendo’s Metroid: Samus Returns presentation at Gamescom 2017 just wrapped up. Quite a bit was shown, including boss battles with the new Diggernaut and Omega Metroid.

Nintendo also teased that by meeting certain conditions, you can unlock visuals known as the “Chozo Memories”. These tell the storyline of what happened on SR388 and what the Chozo did. Further teased is a “surprising secret” involving the memories.

We have the full recording of the Metroid: Samus Returns presentation at Gamescom below.

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.

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