Samus Aran blasts into a vividly reimagined adventure in Metroid: Samus Returns on Nintendo 3DS

Samus Aran blasts into a vividly reimagined adventure in Metroid: Samus Returns on Nintendo 3DS

A solitary figure casts a defiant shadow across the desolate landscape of an alien planet.


Though your breath may sound ragged in the echoing silence, there’s no time for loneliness—the galaxy depends on you.
 


Your warrior instincts and intuitive Power Suit are forces to be reckoned with… avenge the ravaged human remains of those fallen before you.

You are resilient. You are adaptable.


You are Samus Aran, legendary bounty hunter of interplanetary terrains; rogue eradicator of the hostile Metroid menace.
 


A sinister presence awaits your return, infesting the cavernous depths of Planet SR388…

...the hunt is on.
 


 


 

Your mission briefing...


We have received intel that the deadly lifeforms known as Metroids have been detected within the interior of Planet SR388.

Not only are they rapidly growing in number, but they’re evolving, becoming deadlier by the second.

On Planet SR388, you’ll encounter Metroids in varying stages of their evolution cycle, ranging in forms from small jellyfish-like creatures to large, hovering, reptilian beasts.

In this vivid 3D reimagining of Game Boy classic Metroid II: Return of Samus for the Nintendo 3DS, only you—Samus Aran—can exterminate the parasitic Metroids once and for all…

...unless the Space Pirates get to them first, and use them to devise the most critical threat to the existence of the galaxy.


The fate of the entire galaxy rests in your hands.
 


 

Welcome to Planet SR388



 

At first, all may seem deathly still in the underground labyrinth of SR388, but don’t be fooled… each step you take could be your last.

Venture deeper into the dark tunnels, and you’ll feel an ominous peril stir.
 


From dry stalactite caves to molten lava grottos, the rich 3D colour palette of Metroid: Samus Returns is an atmospheric ride through the ruins of an ancient civilisation, now crawling with Metroids.


Fast travel, hidden secrets and alien exploration


Unlocking new areas of Planet SR388’s map need not be daunting (well, apart from the ever-impending threat of lifeforce-sucking doom), because fast travel allows you to revisit every corner of your subterranean adventure.
 


Blast out cracked rock formations for hidden pathways—you never know what kind of weaponry or upgrade you’ll discover!
 


There are plenty of secrets to unearth, and if you find enough of them, you might even be able to piece together the mystery of Planet SR388’s past…
 


 

Samus Aran:


She’s beauty, she’s grace… and she’s about to save outer space.



 

Lithe but powerful, iconic space heroine Samus Aran possesses superhuman abilities and courage bright enough to light up the darkened galaxy.

Samus has evolved a great deal since her Game Boy incarnation in Metroid II: Return of Samus...
 

Samus Aran in Game Boy classic, Metroid II: Return of Samus.


Not only has her visual aesthetic been streamlined, but her cybernetic Power Suit—bonding her mind, body and spirit—has undergone upgrades aplenty in Metroid: Samus Returns.
 


Metroid: Samus Returns arms Samus with new combat abilities and more Metroid-eradicating upgrades


Every exceptional bounty hunter knows that exploration in unsecured alien territory requires strategy… and luckily, Samus Aran is packing a brand-new set of abilities!
 

  • Aeion abilities
     

Harness a mysterious energy resource called “Aeion” to unleash new abilities.
 


 

  • Melee Counterattack
     

A tactical approach to taking on the Metroid onslaught is vital.
   


 

Observe your enemies’ movement and sound cues to land a devastating melee counterattack with just the right timing, before blasting them away.
 

  • 360-degree Free Aim Mode
     

Samus may already be a deadly sharpshooter, but the new 360-degree Free Aim Mode allows tighter precision on Metroid eradication.
 


 

Samus Aran’s new abilities add deeper strategy to how you’ll approach the dangers that await in Metroid: Samus Returns.
 


 

What nightmares await in the darkest of depths?

Not even Samus knows for sure…

Samus Aran returns to active duty in Metroid: Samus Returns – out now on Nintendo 3DS!


Also available now are the New Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition (exclusive to EB Games), and the Samus Aran and Metroid amiibo (each sold separately).
 

 

Learn more at the official gamesite.

 


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