It’s been over 30 years since the original Metroid released for the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1986. Thirty years since players defeated the Mother Brain, saved (temporarily) the galaxy, and revealed Samus Aran’s true gender, to many a gamer’s surprise. Since then, the Metroid franchise has taken on a few different forms, and in at least two instances gone on a seemingly permanent hiatus from active development. It wasn’t until a couple of months ago that fans of the famous bounty hunter had any indication that we’d ever see her again.
Then June rolled around and Nintendo officially announced not one, but two Metroid titles in development for the 3DS and the Switch. Today the company unveiled an overview trailer for the former that you can check out below. Be wary of spoilers, though; the narrator leaves little room for surprises for when the game actually comes out.
Without revealing too much, it’s safe to say that Metroid: Samus Returns will provide the same, classic gameplay alongside a host of new innovative mechanics. Each new ability (narrated by the world’s most monotone voice), seems to enhance the Metroid series’ core appeal without deviating too much from what players loved of the originals.
Metroid: Samus Returns will launch for the Nintendo 3DS on September 15. You can find more information about the title on Nintendo’s official website, or by following the company’s Twitter account.