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Metroid Fusion (Nintendo 3DS)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - GameBoy Advance (UK):
    Collect classic weapons and find many new items and elements that will help you work your way through the celebrated game play in this eagerly anticipated title. Uncover new mysteries and a thrilling, dramatic storyline that gradually unfolds during the course of the game. Bursting with action, Metroid Fusion has been developed by the same team that created the earlier games. Relive the same fantastic style of exploration that gradually unfolds and the same great play control that has defined the Metroid games. See Samus as she's never been before with new items, new action and a new appearance.

    Contributed by Reborn_Demon (124) on Jul 01, 2008.

"Nintendo Winter 2002" promotional booklet-Game Boy Advance:

    Samus Aran returns in an all-new Metroid adventure!

    While lending mission support on planet SR388, interstellar bounty hunter Samus Aran is attacked by an X parasite, an organism with the ability to mimic the abilities of any creature it infects. Near death, Samus is saved by a vaccine made from the DNA of the last Metroid--the X parasite's only natural predator. When the X spread to a research station in orbit around SR388, a weakened Samus is forced to exterminate them all... or die trying.

    Search out the X! Experience the classic Metroid game play as Samus explores the secret passages of a massive research station teeming with hostile life forms.

    Live and learn! Samus must master new moves: clinging to ledges, leaping to high ladders, and firing new weapons like Diffusion Missiles. Along the way, collect classic power-ups like the Morph Ball, Screw Attack and Wave Beam.

    There's nowhere to hide! The SA-X, an unstoppable X mimicking Samus, is on the loose, and it could be just around the corner...

    Enjoy additional features by connecting to Nintendo GameCube Metroid Prime!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Feb 26, 2006.

www.nintendo.com:
    From the same team who developed the original smash-hit Metroid titles comes Metroid Fusion -- an all-new adventure starring ace bounty hunter Samus Aran.

    Metroid Fusion is a side-scrolling action/adventure game with an intriguing sci-fi storyline and stunning graphics. Controlling a bounty hunter named Samus Aran, players explore vast futuristic environments in a mission to destroy an army of deadly parasites.

    Features

    • Explore huge side-scrolling futuristic environments crawling with secrets and new enemies!
    • Upgrade Samus's suit with amazing power-ups like the Morph Ball, Space Jump, Screw Attack, Varia Suit, Wave Beam and more.
    • Connect with Metroid Prime for Nintendo GameCube to access cool special features!
    • Follow Samus Aran through an engrossing storyline brought to life by thrilling cut-scenes.


    Metroid Fusion expertly mixes action and adventure elements to create a rich, highly stylized gaming experience. Like the original Metroid titles, Samus begins the game in a weak state and must locate power-ups to slowly become stronger. Almost everything Samus uses is upgradeable, including bombs, missiles, suits and the arm cannon. In addition to the old favorites, Metroid Fusion delivers several new power-ups as well.

    Bottom Line

    An engrossing story, great graphics and perfected play control combine to make Metroid Fusion one of the greatest platform games available on any system. Toss Samus into the mix, and you're looking at an instant classic.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on Jan 15, 2005.

Back Cover (US):
    Samus Aran returns in an all-new Metroid adventure!

    While lending mission support on planet SR388, interstellar bounty hunter Samus Aran is attacked by an X parasite, an organism with the ability to mimic the abilities of any creature it infects. Near death, Samus is saved by a vaccine made from the DNA of the last Metroid -- the X parasite's only natural predator. When the X spread to a research station in orbit around SR388, a weakened Samus is forced to exterminate them all ... or die trying.

    • Search out the X! Experience classic Metroid game play as Samus explores the secret passages of a massive research station teeming with hostile life forms.
    • Live and learn! Samus must master new moves: clinging to ledges, leaping to high ladders, and firing new weapons like Diffusion Missiles. Along the way, collect classic power-ups like the Morph Ball, Screw Attack and Wave Beam.
    • There's nowhere to hide! The SA-X, an unstoppable X mimicking Samus, is on the loose, and it could be just around the corner ...

    Contributed by Kartanym (10777) on May 07, 2003.