One of the biggest surprise announcements at this year’s E3 show was that two new Metroid games are in development. While we will have quite a long wait for the Nintendo Switch Metroid Prime 4, the 3DS game, Metroid: Samus Returns, releases in about a month and a half. Alongside the game’s release are two new amiibo figures that not only look amazing, but will unlock special stuff in the game. Here are the details:
When you tap the Samus Aran amiibo, you will unlock an Aeion Reserve Tank. This will automatically restore a certain amount of Aeion energy, should you happen to run out. In addition, after you beat the game, you can tap the amiibo to unlock Metroid II Art in the gallery!
This amiibo is super awesome because the Metroid is squishy! You can tap it to reveal the location of any nearby Metroid on your map. Upon completing the game, you can use this amiibo to unlock Fusion mode – an all-new difficulty level that comes complete with the Fusion Suit from Metroid Fusion. How cool is that?
If you happen to have the Super Smash Bros. line of amiibo, you’ll be happy to hear that they will work in Metroid: Samus Returns as well! The Samus amiibo will unlock a Missile Reserve Tank, which can replenish your missile supply should you run out. You can also use this amiibo to unlock exclusive Concept Art from Metroid: Samus Returns in the Gallery after you complete the game.
The Zero Suit Samus amiibo unlocks an Energy Reserve Tank, which restores a certain amount of energy should you run out. After you beat the game, you can use this amiibo to unlock Music in the Gallery, which allows you to listen to the original soundtrack from Metroid: Samus Returns.
Metroid: Samus Returns launches on the Nintendo 3DS on September 15, 2017. We can’t wait!