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This day in history
- September 15, 2017: Metroid: Samus Returns is released worldwide!
- June 13, 2017: Metroid: Samus Returns is announced at E3, to be released on September 15, 2017 for Nintendo 3DS!
- June 13, 2017: Metroid Prime 4 is announced at E3 as now in development for Nintendo Switch!
- March 3, 2017: The Nintendo Switch is released, with hope that we will see Metroid Prime 4 on it.
- August 19, 2016: Metroid Prime: Federation Force is released in North America!
- August 6, 2016: The Metroid series celebrates its 30th anniversary!
- July 21, 2016: Metroid Prime: Blast Ball is released on the Nintendo 3DS eShop!
- June 16, 2015: Metroid Prime: Federation Force is announced at E3, to be released in 2016 for Nintendo 3DS.
Did You Know...
To commemorate the announcement of Metroid: Samus Returns, we're featuring 10 did you know facts about the original Metroid II: Return of Samus! Did you know...
- ...that the round-shouldered Varia Suit and many recurring items were introduced in Metroid II?
- ...that Metroid II was not playable on any current gen consoles until the Nintendo 3DS?
- ...that the manual for the game has several spelling mistakes?
- ...that Metroid II has the most boss battles in the series, with 40 Metroid fights?
- ...that it is the only Metroid game without a countdown sequence?
- ...that the "rock icicle" is the only creature not named in the Metroid II manual?
- ...that Retro Studios conidered remaking Metroid II as a side project?
- ...that AM2R, a fan remake of Metroid II was released on the series' 30th anniversary in 2016?