Weekly Metroid News Roundup

August 26, 2017
August 26, 2017 Michael Freeman

Metroid news has been trickling from Nintendo lately, and the latest Gamescom conference only added more info for us to digest about Metroid: Samus Returns. With so much being announced, there’s a good chance you may have missed some of it, so here’s a quick rundown on some of the notable intelligence we’ve gathered regarding the Metroid series this week.

NEW SAMUS RETURNS ABILITIES AND ENEMIES FROM GAMESCOM

Some familiar abilities and weapons were shown off during gameplay segments at Gamescom, including the Wave Beam, Space Jump, and Grapple Beam. In addition, a new Aeion ability, Phase Drift, was revealed. When used, time slows down for everything but Samus. New enemies and gameplay segments were also shown. I’d recommend giving it a read, if you haven’t already!

METROID: SAMUS RETURNS TO FEATURE “CHOZO MEMORIES”

A new addition that was recently revealed for Samus Returns has been dubbed “Chozo Memories” and serve as an incentive for players to more thoroughly complete the game. Those interested in Metroid lore should definitely take a look.

FUSION MODE IN METROID: SAMUS RETURNS TO BE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT THAN HARD MODE

Although we’re still unclear as to how difficult the new Fusion Mode is in Samus Returns, Yoshio Sakamoto ensures that it is “significantly” more grueling than Hard Mode. He also provides some vague hints as to what you should expect, should you opt to try the new mode.

NEW ARTWORK FROM METROID: SAMUS RETURNS

Yoshio Sakamoto and Creative Director from MercurySteam, Jose Luis Márquez, divulged some new artwork for Samus Returns at Gamescom. Artwork for the Omega Metroid was displayed, as well as art for a brand new antagonist in the game.

YOSHIO SAKAMOTO LOOKS TO THE FUTURE OF METROID AFTER SAMUS RETURNS

For the longest time, Metroid fans have been afraid of the series dying off or remaining dormant. However, an interview with Yoshio Sakamoto should put those thoughts to rest, as he assures readers that the series is not over and discusses what he would like to do next.

SAMUS GUNSHIP CAR REVEALED FOR ROCKET LEAGUE SWITCH

Rocket League and Metroid fans alike were treated to an unexpected reveal during Gamescom this week. In addition to Mario and Luigi-themed cars in Rocket League, Samus’ Gunship will also accompany them. There’s even a trailer showcasing the new cars!

And that should just about do it for new Metroid information! With the release of Samus Returns approaching, keep an eye on the website for new updates!

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