Aerie Access is a room in the Sanctuary Fortress in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. This room serves as the location for the second battle against Dark Samus. After a period of time, the elevator arrives at Aerie and Samus Aran defeats her there. After Dark Samus' defeat, the room becomes a normal elevator, skipping this room.
The Aerie Access is a long tube. The elevator itself is a platform shielded by glass, with 3 pillars in a triangle formation, giving Samus some cover against Dark Samus' attacks. Unlike other elevators, she does not need to scan the Interface Module to activate it, as Dark Samus pounds on it with the back of her fist. This implies that Interface Modules can be activated by touching them instead of scanning them. Before Samus can descend the elevator again, she must disable an Echo Key Beam system after receiving her new Echo Visor in the Aerie above.
- Dark Samus 2
- "Morphology: Dark Samus
Reborn, enhanced, and vengeful.
Enhanced beam system and Boost attacks added to arsenal. Stealth field generator present in armor."