Metroid II: Return of Samus has long been considered the black sheep of Nintendo’s science fiction franchise, the Game Boy sequel often ignored in favour of the NES original. While DoctorM64 tried to change the game’s cult status with his modernised remake, Nintendo quickly issued the fan with a DCMA to remove the project from the web. However, they have now announced that they are producing their own Metroid II remake for the 3DS. Kotaku interviewed DoctorM64 to see how he felt about the new remake. While few would blame the fan for being bitter, he actually seems excited to see what Nintendo will do with the game. Check out his comments below.
“Metroid is the only Nintendo universe with a cohesive story, with a well defined continuity. People could enjoy most chapters of that story while playing great solid games. The only chapter that felt outdated was Metroid 2. So finally releasing AM2R added that last piece that was missing.”
Samus Returns “departs quite a lot from the source material, and the new abilities seem to add some depth to the combat. It’s really interesting to see what an entire dev team can do with the same source material, compared to my humble rendition. … I’m very curious about what the Metroid Queen (the final boss) will play like. I’m sure it’ll be epic.”