Metroid: Samus Returns Amiibo Functionality Announced

Amiibo will unlock special abilities and bonus features in Metroid: Samus Returns Nintendo

Metroid: Samus Returns is coming to the 3DS in September, and we now know what the fancy new amiibo will do when you pair them with the game. This information comes straight from the official Japanese Nintendo site, so there may be a few translation errors.

Four amiibo will be compatible with Metroid: Samus Returns. Two of them are new for the game and two come from the previously released Super Smash Bros. line of figures. Despite there being two different Samus figures (three if you also count Zero Suit Samus) all the figures will have different effects when used.

The new Samus figure in the Metroid series of amiibo will give you the Elon Reserve Tank, which is a special ability recovery. When your health runs out, the reserve tank will automatically be consumed. Basically, it’s like a fairy in a bottle from Zelda. Additionally, this amiibo will unlock a Metroid II art gallery once the game is completed.

The new Metroid figure will give you a “Metroid Marker” when tapped on a 3DS. This marker will show players the location of the nearest Metroid on the map. Additionally, once players complete Metroid: Samus Returns , the Metroid amiibo will unlock a new “Fusion” difficulty level and the Fusion Suit at the start of the game.

The Samus figure from the Super Smash Bros. line of amiibo will unlock a missile reserve tank. This means you’ll be able to get an emergency supply of missiles if you ever run out. Think of it like the missile version of what the other Samus amiibo does. Once the game has been completed, the Smash Samus amiibo will unlock extra concept art.

Finally, the Zero Suit Samus amiibo will unlock the energy reserve tank. When energy runs out, the reserve tank will kick in, giving players more energy to use. Once the game has been completed, the Zero Suit Samus amiibo will unlock something called a “Sound Test” that Nintendo says you can listen to the game’s background music.

Metroid: Samus Returns releases on the 3DS family of systems on Sept. 15.

So what do you think? Are you going to be getting the new amiibo to unlock all the bonus features? Will you just stick to the base game this time around? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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