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Samus is back. Explore a mysterious alien world and uncover its secrets as you battle Metroids with an enhanced Power Suit, advanced weaponry, and powerful new abilities. Metroid: Samus Returns, on Nintendo 3DS. Game rated everyone 10 and up.

—Narrator

Metroid Samus Returns - Samus is Back

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Metroid: Samus Returns - Samus is Back is the official North American television commercial for Metroid: Samus Returns.

The 32 second commercial begins with a CG model of Samus walking towards the camera in a similar fashion to the Japanese Metroid II: Return of Samus commercial. The commercial is set against the background of space and a mixture of the Title theme and the Chozo Laboratory themes are heard throughout. Samus is initially dark, but then her Visor lights up, followed by her chest plate lights, shoulder pad lights, and finally, her entire Suit. A British female voice starts to narrate as Samus aims her Arm Cannon at the screen and begins charging a blast.

The commercial then cuts to gameplay footage on a Nintendo 3DS including of Samus grappling, interfacing with a Chozo Seal, evading the Diggernaut, battling Metroids, and demonstrations of Free Aim, the Melee Counter and Aeion abilities. At the end of the commercial, the 3DS flies into the foreground and shows Samus's first encounter in-game with a Metroid as the boxart, ESRB rating, release date, 3DS logo and the words "Game and System Sold Separately." are displayed. Samus rolls behind the display in her Morph Ball and unmorphs, firing a couple of shots off-screen. The last shot of the commercial is a red background with the words, "SUMMONING ALL HEROES", followed by the Nintendo logo. This is also present at the end of the Universe Trailer and SR388 Data File trailers.

The commercial can be viewed here. It was created by Leo Burnett Worldwide, which previously created Dig and Airport / Internet, the commercials for Metroid Prime Hunters and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. [2]

Before the game's release, the video on Nintendo's YouTube channel was titled Metroid: Samus Returns - Samus is Back on 9/15. It is now titled Metroid: Samus Returns - Samus is Back. Game Available Now!

Belgian versionEdit

A slightly longer version was released on the Belgian YouTube channel on October 18, 2017. This version, titled Perstrailer, omits the narration and replaces Chozo Laboratory with Staff Credit as the background theme. Additionally, it lists accolades from Gamer.nl, IGN Benelux and XGN.nl. It can be viewed here: [3]

A French version of the trailer, titled Elle est de retour, omits the narration but retains Chozo Laboratory, without accolades. It can be viewed here: [4]

Video descriptionEdit

Samus is Back! Explore a hostile alien planet as legendary bounty hunter Samus Aran. Your mission? Terminate the Metroid menace in this intense, side-scrolling action platformer. Now available in stores, on Nintendo.com and Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

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