Nintendo might not have anything to say about Metroid on the 30th anniversary, but don’t think for a second that the outspoken fanbase is going to let it pass without a momentous occasion. AM2R, the Metroid II fan-remake that has been in development for nearly a decade, is finally available for fans all around the world.
If you’ve been upset with Federation Forces or just want an old fashioned Metroid title that stands up to the real deal in terms of quality, then this is it. Nintendo itself should take a good, hard look at AM2R if it ever intends to return to the 2D side of the franchise.
I’ll give some more thorough thoughts later this week, but be sure to check it out anyway. I’m tired of fans saying there isn’t enough “real” Metroid in the world, because now… there is.
It might not be from Nintendo, but this is more of a genuine release from the series than anything we’ve seen since Zero Mission.