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E3 2017 - Metroid Prime 4 Shows Its Logo During the Nintendo Spotlight

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E3 2017 - Metroid Prime 4 Shows Its Logo During the Nintendo Spotlight

Those games were critically acclaimed, but Nintendo fans have wanted to see Retro do something new with Metroid.

Metroid Prime 4 and core Pokemon, Kirby, and Yoshi games are all in development for the Switch, Nintendo announced this morning.

Metroid: Samus Returns will be released on September 15 for Nintendo 3DS. The first is Samus in the pose she took for Metroid II: Return of Samus. As with Yoshi, the game will release next year. But the game has been completely rethought for the new generation.

If there is one thing we can agree on, Nintendo knows how to cram the very best into a small package. "Every single one. Fill in the blank of third-party, high-quality game really wanted on Nintendo Switch; the answer is yes". This is a game being developed for the Nintendo Switch from the ground-up. and that's about it.

MercurySteam is a multi-award winning independent game developer based in Madrid, Spain, best known for successfully rebooting the Castlevania series for Konami.

Now you've had some time to digest this shocking announcement, what do you make of this Metroid revival?

What's also positive is that Metroid: Samus Returns isn't the only new Metroid game set to star the female lead. Like numerous other announcements during their show, nearly no hard details were shared.

Another new feature is the ability to free-aim using complete 360 aiming instead of the standard eight-direction aiming that was present in the old Gameboy game. This was the only time we saw anything relating to the series during Nintendo's main E3 presentation.

Both amiibo will feature special functionality in Metroid: Samus Returns.

Since the end of the Prime Trilogy, we were treated to the enjoyable Other M in 2010 and the disappointing Federation Force past year. Since then the series has been in decline: neither 2010's Metroid: Other M nor last year's Metroid Prime: Federation Force was well-received.

Nintendo also announced several other new amiibo that are on the horizon.

Which of these Metroid games are you looking forward to most?

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