Get a closer look at Metroid: Samus Returns, that 3DS Metroid 2 remake

The surprise of E3?

Nintendo held their E3 Spotlight conference yesterday, which went off without a hitch in less than 30 minutes. But not many people expected so many reveals afterward from the Treehouse segment, much less a brand new 2D Metroid.

Alas MercurySteam (under the guidance of Nintendo) is working on a 2D remake of the second game titled Metroid: Samus Returns, which looks all sorts of wonderful. Let Yoshio Sakamoto explain the project better by way of this developer diary, where he takes the time to break down the new mechanics like the melee system.

I’m into it. Cautiously into it, granted, given MercurySteam’s shoddy history (including that not so great 2D Castlevania), but this video does instill a little more confidence.

Chris Carter
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