The Week In Games: Metroid Is Back

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In the year 2017, we are blessed with a new Metroid game—kinda.

Samus Returns is really more of a remake, a rekindling of the Metroid fire. I’m excited, though maybe not ecstatic. My personal love for the series began with Prime, which is possibly the most millennial statement I’ve made this week. It seems really awesome though, especially for folks who have been playing this series for much longer than I have.


For the non-Metroid aficionados, there’s a new Dishonored story hitting at the end of this week, which promises more sneakin’ and murderin’ from series favorite Billie Lurk. If you’re a sports fan, there is no shortage of options here, from a new PES and NASCAR to the return of Electronic Arts’ NBA Live series. Nice to see Divinity on the lineup too—the first Original Sin is a fantastic console co-op game, and it looks like the second is going to make that aspect even better.

Me? I’ll probably stick to looting and shooting in Destiny 2, getting ready for the big raid launch. Having never raided before, I’m hoping to find a group willing to shepherd me through the process.

Here’s everything else coming out over the next couple of weeks.

Monday, September 11

  • TTV2 — PC

Tuesday, September 12

  • NASCAR Heat 2 — PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 — PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC
  • Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition — Switch
  • Manifest 99 — HTC Vive, Oculus Rift
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana — PS4, PC, Vita

Thursday, September 14

  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 — PC
  • Baja: Edge of Control HD — Xbox One, PS4, PC
  • Hiveswap — PC, Mac, Linux

Friday, September 15

  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider — PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • NBA Live 18 — PS4, Xbox One
  • NHL 18 — PS4, Xbox One
  • Metroid: Samus Returns — 3DS

Coming Soon

Tuesday, September 19

  • Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite — PS4, Xbox One, PC

Thursday, September 21

  • SteamWorld Dig 2 — Switch

Friday, September 22

  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 — Switch
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie — PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
  • Pokken Tournament DX — Switch
  • Project Cars 2 — PS4, Xbox One, PC

What else is coming out soon? Planning to play something on Steam or mobile? Tell us about it in the comments.



Ys 8 and Divinity OS 2 all in the same week. GONNA BE BUSY

after we clean up from this hurricane....