The collector’s edition for Metroid: Samus Returns comes in a massive Game Boy cartridge

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You don’t get many video game franchises that manage to be consistently awesome, a feat reserved for a very select few games. It’s an honour that Metroid has rocked beautifully since it had fans giggling over the use of Screw-Attacks in the 80s, releasing core instalments in its series only once a generation it would seem. The last time Metroid had a proper release on a Nintendo home console was with 2010’s divisive Metroid: Other M on the Wii.

In the years since then, Metroid skipped out on the Wii U entirely and only saw a lacklustre spin-off released in Metroid: Federation Force. On the plus side, a new Metroid game is finally in the works for the Nintendo Switch, but sweet Sakamoto who knows how long it’ll be before we finally have something that surpasses the benchmark of the superb Prime trilogy of ye olde GameCube days.

In the interim, Nintendo does have some Mother Brain action planned for this year in the form of Metroid: Samus Returns. A remake of the 1991 Metroid 2 for the 3DS console, this new stab at a familiar game is going to be shipping with a special edition that looks retro-aces. According to Nintendo Spain via Kotaku and backed up further by Nintendo UK, the collector’s edition for Metroid: Samus Returns sports a steelbook case modelled after the original Game Boy cartridge. Check it out below, click to embiggen:


There’s also a badge, art book, soundtrack and a keyring included. All with a catch of course: Much like chart-topping sales for David Hasslehoff’s latest album, it’s a European exclusive. Nintendo hasn’t confirmed yet if the Legacy Edition will make its way to the US of A yet, so sorry Yanks. It looks like you lot may have to do the importing for once ahead of the September 15 release.

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Last Updated: June 26, 2017

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Original Heretic

    Wicked! Wicked!
    Jungle is also massive.

  • Open up the comments section on the CoD article you scaredy cats!

    • Hammersteyn


    • Was thinking the same thing, what the hell, came here to check if disqus is working

      • Hammersteyn

        I want to comment so hard!

        • I have a itch, havent commented in awhile, and a COD rant is perfect for a Monday

        • We all want to!

          I say we organize a service delivery protest!

    • I smell Activision money

      • Hammersteyn

        Nah, other site’s comments are up and running, I mean a friend told me, I’ll get beaten if I visit other sites

        • If we all comment hard enough maybe they open up the COD comment section or they just close the comments for all the other articles

          • Hammersteyn

            Hehe, will wait and see for now.

          • I see you lost your MOD status???

          • MODs were banned … oh wait wrong game 😛

          • haha

          • Hammersteyn

            Happened during the migration from LAGZ to CH, I’m here if needed, but the guys that still do,do a bang up job, haven’t seen spam this year so far.

      • No, it was an error in the metadata when i uploaded the article. When we have sponsored content, it’s VERY CLEARLY marked as such. Comments are open. Apologies.

        • No problem, was only having fun, it was set up so perfect for it

  • Nice try. I refuse to buy collectors editions. No matter how cool this one is and how it’s making me rethink my stance on pre-orders and CEs.

    • Was this comment not supposed to be in the CoD article? 😛

      • Nope. I really don’t give 2 flying farts about CoD and it’s piss poor cash grab by telling people they could only get the remaster by buying an ultra expensive overpriced game to get a remaster they wanted only to shaft them a little while later by releasing it standalone so they can further cash grab.

        • They closed the comments for that article though, thats the thing

          • Lol, insider info: It was a mistake and not meant to be closed – it is now open.

            My sources will not be divulged.

          • haha

        • I am annoyed I can’t comment on that article more than on the article itself.

          I generally skip CoD articles and just read the ranty comments. Today I can’t!

          • Same here, and this was the perfect article for that

          • It was a missclicked setting they fixed it yay!

  • Skyblue

    As much as I am tempted (I bought a Wii for the Prime Trilogy and SMB) I can’t justify another hardware purchase just to play certain titles. I’ll just crank up Super Metroid on SNES for another playthrough to get my fix.

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