Here’s How amiibo Work In Metroid: Samus Returns

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

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Nintendo has announced how amiibo functionality in the upcoming Metroid: Samus Returns will work. Revealed alongside the remastering of Metroid II was a duo of Metroid-series amiibo, and they along with two existing Samus Aran figures will unlock exclusive features, functions, and bonuses.

From the 2-pack pictured on top, the Samus figure will unlock the Elon Reserve Tank (a special ability recovery)
and a Metroid II Art Gallery. The Metroid amiibo unlocks the Metroid Marker that tells you the location of nearby Metroids, and a Fusion Difficulty Mode.

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For the preexisting Metroid-related amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. line, that Samus Aran figure unlocks a Missile Reserve Tank and a Concept Art Gallery, while the Zero Suit Samus will unlock the Energy Reserve Tank and a Sound Test. For all the above, the sound test, art galleries, and Fusion difficulty mode are also unlocked after completing the game once.

Metroid: Samus Returns and the Metroid amiibo 2-pack both launch on September 15th, following a well-received reveal at E3. All the above features are locked behind these amiibo with no announced way to access them in-game alone, so plan accordingly.

About Alex Irish

When he's not writing about games, Alex Irish is an illustrator and animation expert. His favorite gaming franchise has to be Pokemon, full-stop. But his favorite game of all time is Resident Evil 4, He's been an attendee to the first-ever IGN House Party and a five-time attendee of the Ottowa International Animation Festival.