While a special new Samus Edition 3DS XL was announced yesterday, it was also revealed what functionality the new Metroid amiibo will have in the upcoming Samus Returns.
The amiibo compatible with Samus Returns include the two Metroid amiibo made for the most recent Super Smash Bros. as well as two new Metroid amiibo specially made for Samus Returns.
Here’s what the two currently-released amiibo do when activated in-game:
- Samus (Smash Bros.): Grants an additional missile reserve tank
- Zero Suit Samus (Smash Bros.): Grants an additional energy reserve tank
Both of these amiibo can be activated at any time in-game, serving as a nice boost if you find yourself in a tough situation. Additionally, both of these amiibo will unlock exclusive art and sound gallery content in-game, after one has completed the game at least once. This content won’t be available otherwise, but it isn’t necessary for 100-percent completion either.
The Samus Returns Samus amiibo does something similar. The new Samus amiibo grants an additional Aeion reserve tank, meaning it bolsters the pool that is reserved for the new special abilities Samus will have in Samus Returns. Additionally, this amiibo will have the same gallery function as the Smash Bros. amiibo; as will the new Metroid amiibo. The Metroid amiibo, however, is particularly special.
When activated, the Metroid amiibo locates the nearest hidden Metroid on your map. There will be a good number of these hidden throughout the game, so it’s a nice way to help you find any you might be stumped on. Of course, the creature is only noted by a marker; the player will still have to figure out how to reach the Metroid on their own.
In addition, the Metroid amiibo unlocks a third difficulty mode. ‘Fusion Mode’ allows you to play as Samus in her Fusion suit and is itself another step above hard mode in terms of difficulty.
The new amiibo will release along with Samus Returns on September 15.
Also in Samus Returns news, the full soundtrack listing has been revealed for the CD companion available with the $49.99 Special Edition release of Samus Returns. The full listing is located below and includes tracks from across the Metroid franchise:
|Game Title||Track Name|
|Metroid: Other M||Results|
|Metroid II: Return of Samus||Surface of SR388|
|Metroid: Samus Returns||Samus’s Theme|
|Metroid: Samus Returns||Lava Caves|
|Metroid: Other M||Ridley|
|Metroid: Samus Returns||Lower Brinstar|
|Super Metroid||Upper Brinstar|
|Super Metroid||Crateria Surface|
|Metroid Fusion||Sector 1 (SRX)|
|Metroid Prime||Metroid Prime|
|Metroid Prime 2: Echoes||Space Pirates|
|Metroid Prime||Crashed Ship Frigate Orpheon|
|Metroid Prime 2: Echoes||Dark Echoes|
|Metroid Prime 3: Corruption||SkyTown|
|Metroid Prime 2: Echoes||Emperor Ing|
|Metroid Prime 2: Echoes||Dark Samus|
|Metroid Prime 3: Corruption||Rundas|
|Metroid Prime 3: Corruption||Gandrayda|
|Metroid: Samus Returns||Chozo Laboratory|
|Metroid: Other M||Sector 1 / Biosphere|
|Metroid: Other M||The Burning Lava Fish|
|Metroid Prime Trilogy||Metroid Prime Trilogy|
|Metroid Prime 3: Corruption||Metroid Prime 3: Corruption|