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Nintendo Clarifies Metroid: Samus Returns Amiibo Usage

Metroid: Samus Returns

Nintendo has clarified the usage of amiibo in Metroid: Samus Returns, the upcoming Nintendo 3DS remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus. It was previously revealed that the game’s “hard mode,” which is referred to as Fusion Mode by Nintendo, would be locked behind the squishy Metroid amiibo (along with the Fusion Suit). Controversy ensued with a large amount of people upset that Nintendo is locking this content behind an amiibo figure. However, apparently there will be separate “hard mode” available in addition to Fusion Mode.

According to USgamer, once you complete the game on the normal difficulty, you’ll unlock a harder difficulty. It seems that this mode is equivalent to a medium difficulty setting in other games and will be separate from Fusion Mode, which is the game’s hardest difficulty. So while it looks like you’ll need amiibo to unlock all of the content in Metroid: Samus Returns, you’ll still be able to play the game at a more difficult setting without them, just not the highest difficulty.

For more details on what each amiibo does in the game, check out our previous coverage of the amiibo usage here.

Source: USgamer & GoNintendo


Metroid: Samus Returns amiibo Details

Metroid: Samus Returns

Nintendo has revealed some Metroid: Samus Returns amiibo details for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game. Obviously the brand new Samus & Metroid amiibo that are launching along with the game will be compatible, but which other amiibo can you use with the game? Well as you might expect, you can use Metroid based amiibo with the game. So far this is limited to the two versions of Samus from the Super Smash Bros. series, Samus & Zero Suit Samus. So that gives you four total amiibo that have functionality in the game so far. How’s some more info on how each one works via Nintendo Everything.

Samus Aran (Metroid series)

  • This amiibo lets you use the Aeon Reserve Tank; this item refills your Aeon gauge when it’s empty
  • Once you have completed the game, you can use this amiibo to unlock art from Metroid II: Return of Samus in the game’s art gallery

Metroid (Metroid series)

  • The Metroid amiibo gives you the ability to use a “Metroid Marker,” an item that will show you where the closest Metroid is on the map
  • Once you finish the game, you’ll be able to choose the “Fusion” difficulty when you go to start a new game; this is a harder difficulty and lets you use the Fusion Suit

Samus (Super Smash Bros. series)

  • The SSB version of Samus lets you use the Missile Reserve Tank; if you run out of missiles, the reserve tank will be used to refill your supply
  • Similarly to the Metroid series version of Samus, when you have cleared the game at least once, you’ll unlock concept art that can be viewed in the Gallery

Zero Suit Samus (Super Smash Bros. series)

  • ZSS grants players an Energy Reserve Tank that will restore your energy when you are about to die
  • Zero Suit Samus unlocks the game’s Sound Test mode after you have beaten the game at least once; this allows you to listen to sounds and music from the game

Source: Nintendo & Nintendo Everything

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