Fans of the Metroid franchise have a reason to be excited as Nintendo has announced that Metroid Fusion will be coming to the Nintendo Switch Online service next week. The classic 2002 game was originally released on the Game Boy Advance. It will now be available for Nintendo Switch owners. Here’s everything you need to know about the release.
What is Metroid Fusion?
Metroid Fusion is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo R&D1 and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance. The game is the fourth main entry in the Metroid series and was released in Japan in 2002. It will be followed by North America and Europe later that year.
In Metroid Fusion, players take control of Samus Aran, a bounty hunter tasked with investigating a research station infected by an unknown parasitic organism. The game features classic Metroid gameplay, including exploration, puzzle-solving, and combat, but it also introduces new mechanics, such as the ability to absorb the powers of defeated enemies.
When is the release date?
Metroid Fusion will be available on the Nintendo Switch Online service starting March 10th, 2023. The game will be available to all Nintendo Switch Online subscribers at no additional cost.
What is Nintendo Switch Online?
Nintendo Switch Online is a subscription-based service that allows Nintendo Switch owners to play games online, access cloud saves, and access a library of classic games from previous Nintendo consoles. The service costs $19.99 per year for an individual subscription or $34.99 for a family plan that allows up to eight Nintendo accounts to use the service.
Why is this release significant?
Metroid Fusion is one of the most highly-regarded games in the Metroid franchise. Its release on the Nintendo Switch Online service will give a new generation of players a chance to experience the classic game. It also marks the first time that Metroid Fusion has been officially re-released since its original launch in 2002, making it a significant moment for fans of the franchise.
Metroid Fusion will join a growing library of classic Metroid games that are already available on Nintendo Switch Online. Other titles in the series that are currently available include the original Metroid, Metroid II: Return of Samus, Super Metroid, and Metroid: Zero Mission.
Digging Into More Details
The release of Metroid Fusion on Nintendo Switch Online is a significant moment for fans of the Metroid franchise. The classic game has not been re-released since its original launch in 2002 and will now be available to a new generation of players. The addition of Metroid Fusion to the Nintendo Switch Online library also reinforces the value of the service, which provides access to a growing collection of classic games from Nintendo’s history.