Get briefed on the Metroid: Samus Returns action with these local hands-on previews

Get briefed on the Metroid: Samus Returns action with these local hands-on previews

Nintendo AUNZ shared a hands-on preview of Metroid: Samus Returns with local gaming media...

 

 

…and here’s what some of the early reviews had to say about this masterful Nintendo 3DS reimagining of the 1991 Game Boy cult classic, Metroid II: The Return of Samus!
 


 

“Off the bat, there are two things to note about the game, it looks amazing, a style that blends ancient Egypt and sci-fi, [and] plays even better, in fact, the game was so smooth it surprised me at times.”

“…it had some amazing artwork, like if someone decided to draw everything in the style from the original games box art…”

“…so far this is shaping up to be something really special.”

 

–VOOKS


Check out the full review here:
http://www.vooks.net/shes-back-hands-on-with-metroid-samus-returns/
 


 

“This is not a remaster of the Gameboy game, but rather a reimagining. The developers (MercurySteam) have managed to bring some of the best parts of the game over whilst incorporating modern design mechanics to ensure that it’s enjoyed by hardcore gamers and more casual gamers alike.”

“Metroid II on the Gameboy was almost perfect, but with completely reimagined gameplay and some necessary additions (countering, multidirectional shooting and powers), this is the perfect entry into the Metroid series for newcomers.”

“I didn’t want to put the game down.”

 

–PRESS START


Check out the full review here:
https://press-start.com.au/features/2017/08/08/8-things-realised-whilst-playing-metroid-samus-returns/
 


 

“The first thing you notice about Metroid: Samus Returns is that there is very little hand holding. You land on the mysterious planet and are simply let to wander free, nobody telling you where to go or, for that matter, how to get there.”

“Samus has never looked so good.”

 

–STACK


Check out the full review here:
https://stack.com.au/games/hands-metroid-samus-returns/
 



“A reimagining of Metroid II: Return of Samus, MercurySteam’s latest comes with crisp new visuals, a triumphant soundtrack and subtle 3D elements…”

“The relatively non-linear setup of Metroid: Samus Returns means no two playthroughs will be the same; everyone will have their own methods and strategies.”

“Thankfully, while Samus Returns is tough, it implements a fairly friendly checkpoint system.”

 

–STEVIVOR


Check out the full review here:
http://stevivor.com/previews/metroid-samus-returns-preview-samus-loves-challenge/
 


 

New Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition launches on September 16th!


 

Also launching alongside Metroid: Samus Returns on September 16th  is the New Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition.

Exclusive to EB Games in Australia and New Zealand, this is a must-have handheld console for Metroid fans!

Play your favourite games anyplace, anytime. Face-tracking 3D, fast processing speeds, amiibo support, and built-in entertainment options make this the best way to play.

Note: AC Adapter not included. You can use any Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, 3DS XL, or DSi charger with the New Nintendo 3DS XL.
 


 

Two new Metroid amiibo figures join the line-up on September 16th!

 

 

The Samus Aran and Metroid amiibo (sold separately) also release on September 16th!

The Samus Aran amiibo unlocks an item to help you on your mission, as well as artwork for the in-game Gallery.

The Metroid amiibo unlocks Fusion Mode difficulty level, and can be scanned from the map menu to indicate the location of the closest Metroid.
 


 

 

Metroid: Samus Returns, Samus Aran and Metroid amiibo, and the New Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition (each sold separately) launch on September 16th!
 

 


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