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A classic Metroid adventure returns, rebuilt from the ground up!

Brave the hostile terrain of an alien planet teeming with vicious life forms as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Her mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in this masterful reimagining of her 1991 Game Boy™ adventure. Samus Aran's arsenal has been enhanced with new moves and abilities that are sure to help her face the deadly surprises that await. This intense, side-scrolling action platformer is a great entry point into the Metroid franchise and perfect for returning fans as well, and it's available only on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.


  • This intense, side-scrolling action platformer has been completely remade with engaging and immersive 3D visuals and a rich, atmospheric color palette.
  • Classic Metroid II: Return of Samus gameplay is joined by a wealth of new content, including a set of brand new abilities that utilizes a mysterious energy resource called "Aeion," a powerful melee counterattack, and 360-degree Free Aim Mode.
  • There are plenty of secrets to find—and if you uncover enough of them, you may even start to unravel the mystery of Planet SR388's past.
  • Two new amiibo™ figures*—Samus Aran and Metroid—will be released as a set alongside the game. This game is also compatible with the Zero Suit Samus and Samus amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series. Functionality details will be revealed at a later date.
  • While supplies last, fans will be able to purchase a special edition of the game, which includes a physical copy of the game, a sound-selection CD featuring 25 tracks from across the Metroid franchise, and a reversible title-sheet insert for the game case.


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Metroid: Samus Returns Screenshot
Metroid: Samus Returns Screenshot
Metroid: Samus Returns Screenshot
Metroid: Samus Returns Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "メトロイド サムスリターンズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Gamer.nl Sep 12, 2017 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Rant Sep 12, 2017 4.5 out of 5 90
4Players.de Sep 14, 2017 88 out of 100 88
IGN Sep 12, 2017 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 13, 2017 17 out of 20 85
Retro Gamer Oct 05, 2017 81 out of 100 81
Gamer.no Sep 26, 2017 8 out of 10 80
Video Chums Sep 12, 2017 7.8 out of 10 78
Way Too Many Games Oct 21, 2017 7.5 out of 10 75
StopGame Sep 26, 2017 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 50


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  • The Game Awards
    • 2017 – Best Handheld Game – Won

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Rik Hideto (464163) added Metroid: Samus Returns (Nintendo 3DS) on Aug 10, 2017