Hold onto your arm cannons. Today Nintendo announced that a remake / reimagining of Metroid II: Return of Samus is coming to the 3DS later this year. During the Nintendo Treehouse live stream, President of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aimé took the mic to say, "I have a nice little suprise". 

What nobody expected was a reimagining of the second Metroid game; aptly titled Metroid: Samus Returns. The game is due for release on 15th September 2017 for the 3DS and is being developed by MercurySteam. To breathe in all the Metroid-goodness, you can view the trailer below:

This news is even more interesting considering Nintendo recently shutdown fan project "AM2R" which was intent on remaking the Game Boy title themselves. We exclusively revealed that MercurySteam had pitched a Metroid prototype to Nintendo on 3DS a while back, something the studio itself denied.

In addition there'll be a special edition, along with new amiibo for the game (their functionality wasn't confirmed). The special edition will include a soundtrack among its goodies.

Also today Metroid Prime 4 was finally confirmed that development is underway with no date given for release.

Are you thrilled with these Metroid announcements?