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Nintendo Reveals Metroid: Samus Returns amiibo Details



Metroid: Samus Returns is going to be compatible with four amiibo. People can use the two Super Smash Bros Samus figures, as well as the two specifically made for Metroid: Samus Returns. Now, thanks to Nintendo’s Japanese website, we know what each figure will do when scanned into the game. Each of the amiibos will unlock one immediate bonus in Metroid: Samus Return, as well as one reward you can access after beating the game once.


The standard Samus amiibo, from the Super Smash Bros. line, will give a Missile Reserve Tank that will automatically refill your missiles once when it runs out as you are playing. After you beat the game, it adds concept art to the Gallery.


The Zero Suit Samus Super Smash Bros. amiibo will grant an Energy Reserve Tank that will restore your health once automatically if it hits zero while playing. It also adds a sound test to the Gallery after you beat the game.


The Metroid: Samus Returns Samus amiibo gives players a Aeon Reserve Tank that will restore Aeon once if it runs out while you are playing. Once you beat the game, Metroid II art appears in the Gallery thanks to this figure.


Finally, the Metroid amiibo unlocks a Metroid Marker that shows you the next one closest to Samus in-game. Once you beat the game, it unlocks a Fusion difficulty level that starts Samus off in the Fusion suit and is supposedly more challenging.

Metroid: Samus Returns will come to the Nintendo 3DS on September 15, 2017.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.