This Special Edition of Metroid: Samus Returns Looks Like a Game Boy Cartridge
Surprising everyone at this year’s E3 event, Metroid: Samus Returns was revealed by Nintendo as a new Nintendo 3DS title launching later this year. The new game is a re-imagining of the Game Boy classic Metroid II: Return of Samus featuring updates to both gameplay and visuals. A recently announced Legacy Edition will bundle Samus Returns with a soundtrack CD of the sci-fi game’s atmospheric music. The European version of this package features a few additional goodies, but significantly plays up the adventure’s Game Boy origins as the game’s SteelBook case is shaped like a Game Boy cartridge.
While supplies last, fans will also be able to purchase the Legacy Edition of the game which includes a physical version of the game, a Metroid II: Samus Returns download code for Nintendo 3DS, an old-style SteelBook, the Samus Archive sound-selection CD featuring 25 tracks from across the Metroid series, a gold ‘S’ Mark pin, a Morph Ball 3D keyring and a 40-page artbook.”
Metroid: Samus Returns will mark a return of the 2D platforming series innovated back in the 80’s and 90’s. Developer MercurySteam seems to have taken great care to stay true to the original game’s roots, a sentiment made more evident by the nolstalgarific Legacy Edition. The new Metroid adventure has been set for a September 15th, 2017 release, but pre-orders for the “Game Boy case” edition have not gone live yet. We’ll let you know here at Don’t Feed the Gamers as soon as anything changes.
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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his weekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.