Will Metroid: Samus Returns Lead To More Metroid Remakes?

At E3 2017, the gaming world was shocked when Nintendo unveiled not one, but two new Metroid games. One for the Nintendo Switch in Metroid Prime 4, and one...
Metroid: Samus Returns

At E3 2017, the gaming world was shocked when Nintendo unveiled not one, but two new Metroid games. One for the Nintendo Switch in Metroid Prime 4, and one for the 3DS in Metroid: Samus Returns. The former is going to be a first-person game like the original Metroid Prime trilogy that was on the Gamecube and Wii. Meanwhile Metroid: Samus Returns is a 2D side-scroller like the series has been the majority of its life. Now, Samus Returns is a remake of the second Metroid games, and that has people thinking.

Thinking what? Well, Metroid has had some remakes/updates over the years. The Metroid Prime Trilogy was one. It got bundled and upgraded a bit for the Wii in some ways. Then Metroid: Zero Mission took the original Metroid game and not only boosted itself graphically but added new content that gave us Zero Suit Samus. So, this has people like Commentsonvideogames wondering on Reddit:

“If Metroid: Samus Returns is well-received and sells well, is there any chance we’ll see similar remakes for Zero Mission and Super Metroid?”


To be fair, Zero Mission is probably out for remake material as it’s been done before. Super Metroid though is interesting to ponder. It’s one of if not the greatest Metroid game, and is held up as one of the greatest video games of all time. So could it be remade for the modern era? Sure, why not? The only real question will be would they put it on the 3DS or the Switch?

Another game in the series that could be up for contention is Metroid Fusion. This game was released for the Game Boy Advance alongside Metroid Prime and is also considered one of the best in the series. So a remake would make a lot of fans happy.

What Metroid game would you like to see remade if Metroid: Samus Returns does well? Let us know in the comments below!


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  • James
    5 July 2017 at 7:28 am
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    Whereas Metroid 2 would benefit from a remake, especially on the graphics front, I would argue it wouldn’t make sense to remake Fusion or Super Metroid as the gameplay and graphics still hold up in both instalments. I would, however, love (!) an HD port of Zero Mission, Super Metroid and Fusion for Switch…perhaps they could be released together in one package ala the Metroid Prime Trilogy for Wii. Now that Metroid 2 has been remade, perhaps Nintendo really needs to drive forward the Metroid storyline. In terms of chronology, Fusion was the last ‘new’ instalment in the series (Prime 1-3 took place between the original two games)…we need a follow-up to Fusion.

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