I wasn’t certain if we’d ever see the day, however after years of ready, the highest hits from the Recreation Boy Advance are steadily trickling onto the Nintendo Swap. Metroid Fusion joins the Swap On-line Enlargement Pack library subsequent Wednesday, completely timed for everybody who simply beat Metroid Prime Remastered and continues to be itching to shoot by some creepy underground take a look at amenities.
Metroid Fusion sees bounty hunter Samus Aran charged with investigating an explosion within the Biologic House Laboratories station on a darkish and stormy planet, solely this time she’s contaminated by the X Parasite and rocking a brand new teal swimsuit to compensate. Oh, and she or he’s being hunted, Terminator model, by a relentless clone of herself, known as the SA-X. On the upside, she will soak up further parasites to revive well being, ammunition, and achieve new talents. The 2002 GBA launch is likely one of the most linear within the collection, however what it lacks in open-ended exploration it greater than makes up for with cool boss encounters, good storytelling, and an extremely eerie vibe.
Previous to 2023, Nintendo had made attempting to revisit Metroid’s previous an enormous ache within the ass. When you didn’t have a Wii U or the ambassador’s program on the 3DS, there was no technique to entry Metroid Fusion. This was notably irritating since 2021’s Metroid Dread is a direct sequel. Within the span of only a couple weeks, nevertheless, Nintendo has lastly introduced each Fusion and one other traditional, Metroid Prime, to the Swap. It now incorporates:
- Metroid II: Return of Samus
- Tremendous Metroid
- Metroid Fusion
- Metroid Prime
- Metroid Dread
Not too shabby, particularly contemplating that the GBA’s Metroid: Zero Mission, a remake of the primary sport, and Metroid Prime 2 and 3 additionally now seem destined to finally get added. The one Metroid Swap house owners aren’t more likely to get their fingers on any time quickly is Metroid: Samus Returns, the 2017 3DS remake of II. Actually, most 3DS video games appear unlikely to ever make the bounce to a contemporary platform. Is there a Metroid I’m forgetting? Nope, can’t consider any others.
I solely have one gripe: I want the Swap On-line video games is also bought individually like within the previous days of the Digital Console. Whereas Sony has been sluggish so as to add PlayStation 1 classics to PS Plus, those which have arrived are additionally offered individually, letting you hone in on the precise ones you need and never depend on an indefinite paid subscription for entry. Perhaps Swap (or the Swap 2) will get there sooner or later. Child steps I assume. For now, inject the Parasite X straight into my eyeballs prefer it’s 2002 over again.