After Years Of Drought, Fans Are Getting Two New Metroid Games

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Today was a good day for Metroid fans, as Nintendo announced not one but two new Metroid games are on the way. The first, and more nebulous of the two, is the long-awaited Metroid Prime 4. Seriously, check out this teaser, it’s just a nebula turning into the number 4:

The second game wasn’t even announced during their main E3 Direct, and was revealed during their Treehouse stream after the broadcast. Metroid: Samus Returns is a remake of Metroid 2 (which originally appeared on Game Boy), and does a lot to explain why Nintendo was so quick to shut down the fan game AM2R late last year.

Samus Returns arrives later this year. Fans of the famous bounty hunter’s exploits will probably have to wait for a while to get their hands on Metroid Prime 4, however, as no footage of the game was shown and development will probably extend until 2019 or 2020.

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Sean is a gamer and video editor currently freezing his ass off in Chicago. He has a passion for technology, and a bigger one for Lego. Having graduated from Columbia College Chicago, he now lives in the suburbs of the Windy City with his girlfriend Amanda. If you want to get ahold of him, you can use his Twitter @sroslon, or just shout loudly in the middle of Michigan Ave. You'll also find him gaming on PSN and Steam under the alias bigwhiteyeti, and on XBL as thebigwhiteyeti. He also kindly suggests that someone make a new TimeSplitters. Seriously. Do it.