Yesterday, Nintendo dropped the bombshell that it was working on not one but two Metroid games: Metroid Prime 4 on Switch and Metroid: Samus Returns on 3DS, with the latter being a remake of the classic Game Boy release Metroid II: Return of Samus.

The 3DS outing is due for launch this year, giving us very little time to get really hyped about it. Thankfully, Nintendo is being pretty generous with information, and has just issued a developer diary featuring series producer Yoshio Sakamoto.

In the video, Sakamoto goes into detail regarding the origins of the game, the abilities available to players (including a sweet melee counter-attack) and all-new Aeion powers, the latter of which allow Samus to increase the strength of her attacks or gain special attributes to make her quest that little bit easier.

Metroid: Return of Samus is being developed with Spanish studio MercurySteam, and launches on 3DS in September.