Metroid: Samus Returns will receive a special collectors edition in European territories.
The latest entry into the Metroid series is hitting the Nintendo 3DS on Sept. 15, 2017, in the form of Metroid: Samus Returns, which in itself is a remake of Metroid II: The Return of Samus, which came out on the original Game Boy all the way back in 1991. To celebrate the return of the franchise, Nintendo of Europe announced a special edition of the highly anticipated title. North American fans can also look forward to a special edition of Metroid: Samus Returns, however disappointingly, the American version of the special collector’s edition doesn’t include as much as the just announced European collector’s special edition.
The European 3DS title will include the game, which comes in a special tin, designed to mimic the look of the grey Gameboy cartridge, which the original Metroid II came in. In addition to the cartridge tin, the special collector’s edition will also ship with an artbook, soundtrack CD, a keychain, designed to look like Samus’s morph ball form, and lastly, a commemorative insignia pin. All of this will come packaged in a sleek looking cardboard box. The box itself which is illustrated with different artwork from the game case, features Samus’s iconic visor, glowing brightly while contrasting the more subdued and darkened background with the title superimposed on top. In comparison, the North American release of the game will ship with just the soundtrack CD, which will feature 25 tracks from the game.
Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS wasn’t the only Metroid game announced during E3 2017, Nintendo also took the once in a year opportunity to unveil that Metroid Prime 4 is in development for the Nintendo Switch. Currently, it is unclear when Metroid Prime 4 will launch, with Nintendo only recently hinting at a possible 2018 release via an interview with VentureBeat.