Metroid: Samus Returns was announced on June 13th, 2017, during Nintendos live Treehouse segment at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. It was revealed less than an hour after Nintendo had already announced that another game in the Metroid line Metroid Prime 4, of all titles was also in the docket. Metroid: Samus Returns had been in development since only 2015.
Metroid: Samus Returns is a remake of one of Metroids lesser-appreciated games,
Metroid: Return of Samus was released in North America in November of 1991. Twenty-six years later, it was remade as Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS four handheld generations later. Now that computational power and hard-drive space are nonissues, the game could be reimagined in all the 3DSs glory.
The Lets Play:
Normally I wouldnt be especially keen on doing a Lets Play so soon after its release. As of this writing, the game has been out for five days. But there are a number of reasons why Metroid: Samus Returns is an exceptional case for me:
- Frankly, I just love Metroid. Its my favourite Nintendo IP.
- The capture mod for my 3DS cost me quite a bit of money and Ill take any excuse I can to use it.
- Metroid: Samus Returns was announced just three months after the last update to my previous Lets Play, the double-feature of Metroid Prime: Federation Force and Another Metroid 2 Remake. AM2R was, in every respect, an amazing title, crafted with love and care by enthusiasts for the Metroid series that wanted to see Metroid: Return of Samus brought into the modern spotlight. AM2R was DMCAd by Nintendo just one day after its release, and its evident that Metroid: Samus Returns was why (on top of protecting their properties, of course). Milton Guasti had set an incredible bar for Nintendo to pass, and were going to find out if they did. In the spirit of my Lets Play of AM2R, I am also doing Metroid: Samus Returns blind.
- Metroid: Samus Returns was produced by Yoshio Sakamoto, (I incorrectly state he had directed it in the first video) who, as far as Im aware, had disappeared after Metroid: Other M until now. I have to know if hes learned.
Episode 1: We Can Do Better
Episode 2: Think Like A Chozo
Episode 3: Like Getting Mad At A Bear
Episode 4: The Alpha Predator
Episode 5: The Ultimate Problem
Episode 6: I Like Game
Episode 7: How To Play Metroid
Episode 8: Other M Is [...] Good
Episode 9: We Done Goofed
Episode 10: You've Had Your Fun
Episode 11: Just Die, Whatever
Episode 12: More Answers Unquestioned
Episode 13: New And Exciting
Episode 14: Unscrupulous
Episode 15: Become A Criminal
Episode 16: Ludicrously Generous
Episode 17: Potential
Episode 18: It's Not A Bad Thing
Episode 19: Billy
Episode 20: School Him Absolutely
Episode 21: Just Two Guys
Episode 22: Do It Again
Episode 23: Come To The Conclusion
Episode 24: A Bunch Of Garbage
Episode 25: Completely Inappropriate
Last Chozo Memory