Last Updated on March 3, 2023
Samus is back in Nintendo Switch next week! If you have the +Expansion Pack, Metroid Fusion is set to be added to the Game Boy Advance libary on March 9th.
The legendary bounty hunter is the star of 11 titles, and Metroid Fusion is among the most popular adventures. Previously limited to GBA, this is an opportunity for the run, gun, and platform shooter to gain a whole new audience.
“In Metroid Fusion, interstellar bounty hunter Samus Aran is attacked by an X parasite while exploring the mysterious planet SR388. This organism is not only deadly, but it can mimic the abilities of any creature it infects – including Samus herself! Saved from the brink thanks to an infusion of Metroid DNA, the X parasite’s only natural predator, she soon discovers that the parasite has spread to the research station orbiting SR388. Weakened and out of options, Samus must do whatever it takes to destroy the X threat before it’s too late.
“Embark on this critical mission alongside Samus and experience classic Metroid gameplay while exploring a massive research station teeming with hostile life forms. Collect power-ups – including favorites like Morph Ball and Screw Attack – uncover a multitude of secrets and experience the adventure that links Super Metroid™ to Metroid Dread. But be wary, because the dreadful SA-X, an unstoppable X parasite mimicking Samus, is on the loose … and it’s coming for you.”
Of course, it’s also a chance for fans of the series to revisit a 21 year old adventure for Samus.
Want to play Metroid Fusion on your Nintendo Switch? If you don’t have Nintendo Switch Online, you will need to sign up for the Nintendo Switch Online+ Expansion Pack (it has a free 7-day trial) for just £34.99 for 12 months.
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