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'Metroid: Samus Returns' will soon spelunk alien caverns on the 3DS

The new side-scrolling adventure stays true to its bomb-jumping roots.

In addition to teasing the fourth installment of the Metroid Prime series at E3 on Tuesday, Nintendo also announced that the armored space heroine will be returning to the 3DS in a 2.5-D side-scrolling adventure titled Metroid: Samus Returns.

Developed by MercurySteam, the team that created Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, this new Metroid is a reboot and rethinking of the classic Metroid II from the Game Boy glory days. It's slated for release on Sept. 15th.

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