Metroid II: Return of Samus hits Nintendo’s eShop November 24

Tuesday, 22nd November 2011 14:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo has announced new eShop goodies heading your way soon, starting with Game Boy classic Metroid II: Return of Samus on November 24.

The 2D game finds bounty hunter Samus Aran battling Space Pirates as she seeks to destroy Metroids on SR388, laying the foundation for the follow-up, Super Metroid.

In December, Nintendo will add Pushmo, which has the player pushing, pulling and climbing in order to solve more than 200 3D puzzles. In it, players step into the shoes of Mallo, who is “small in size but has a big heart and big muscles to match.”

Players will use him to move the giant blocks that make up the Pushmo puzzles, and solving the puzzles will free children accidently trapped inside.

It will also include a Pushmo puzzle creator so players can make their own puzzles and share them with friends.

Finally, in January, the download-only title Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword will be heading to 3DS. Already out in Japan, the title takes the player to ancient Japan to guide a young warrior as he battles waves of enemy soldiers to save a princess.

In order to win a battle, the warrior must “identify the enemy’s attack move, dodge it by a hair and counter-attack with his own mystical Sakura Sword to win the battle.”

Last week, Nintendo added the 3D Classics: Kirby’s Adventure, which has been updated for the system, and more Game Boy Classics have been promised for the future.



  1. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Only Nintendo has the balls (or the nerve I can’t quite figure it out) to release a classic such as this with no upgrades whatsoever.

    I don’t know how it will sell, but I can say one thing with almost certainty…….while the choice to re-release Metroid 2 is a smart one in todays day and age of nostalgic re-releases in both videogame and film industries, it’d be even smarter to announce Metroid 2′s coming in a graphically updated HD version either on PSN/XBLA or via some new Nintendo format and make it totally kick ass like Super Metroid, Symphony of the Night, or more modern advanced 2D graphics.

    I know it’s a pipe dream and has about as much chance as GoldenEye007 N64 HD version coming to reality, but that’s a real shame because……….the reality is……..this is what the gamers want despite any legal red tape bullshit.

    Isn’t it clearly the more profitable business strategy? Am I alone in thinking it’s pretty clear this is what the gamers want today?

    Then again, we’re talking about the company that can release a critically acclaimed title such as Zelda:SS in glorious 480p during the age of 50″ 1080p HDTV’s and get away with it……being successfull both artistically and financially.

    They’re milking SD just as they milked cartridges.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. KoRnFanBob


    #2 3 years ago
  3. Dr.Ghettoblaster


    oh. wow. ummm. my bad. I ASSumed here…yeah.. it does look like Super Metroid and pretty cool…..thanks #2.

    Still though………HD and spread the love (XBLA/PSN) :)

    #3 3 years ago

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