Nintendo Adds Classic Metroid Game Boy Advance Game To The Switch

Nintendo Adds Classic Metroid Game Boy Advance Game To The Switch

Nintendo has added the universally acclaimed Metroid Fusion on the Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy Advance game library. The Metroid series has defined the exploration game. It has inspired several games like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Dead Cells, Hollow Knight, Ori and many more. The first game came out in 1986. The game was even remade and titled Metroid: Zero Mission back in 2004.

In the game, released in 2002, players control the bounty hunter Samus Aran, who investigates a space station infected with shapeshifting parasites known as X. It is a side-scrolling game with platform jumping, shooting, as well as puzzle elements. It introduced mission-based progression that guided the player through specific areas.

However, Metroid Fusion is not a remake. It is made with the GameBoy Advance in mind.

Nintendo Adds Metroid Fusion GBA To Switch

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IGN reports that Metroid Fusion will be added to Nintendo Switch Online. The game will require both the online service and the expansion pack for gamers to access the Game Boy Advance library.

When the game will be released on the platform is a little unclear. As Nintendo’s own tweet announced, it will be released on the 9th, while the press release indicates that it will be on the 8th. In any case, it won’t be long now.

While Metroid Fusion was released for the GBA, the sequel was actually released not long ago, titled Metroid Dread.

The 2002 game gained so much positive response from tens of gaming sites and review sites. Many enjoyed the game so much they said it ended too soon. In January 2003, Game Informer gave it their perfect review score, saying it was everything they could want from a GBA game.

By 2012, VGChartz presented the Metroid Sales History. Metroid Fusion for the GBA ranks fourth among all of the games under the franchise. It sold 1.68M game units since its release in 2002 up until that year.

Interestingly, the Metroid Prime, which was also released in 2002 for the GameCube console, tops the ranks with 2.82M game units sold since its release up to that year. VGC also notes that Prime outsold all the titles while it was available for only the Nintendo console that performed weakest in sales.

It just plainly indicated that people liked the game so much that they purchased it even though they could only play it on the GameCube.

Metroid Fusion Comes To Nintendo Switch For New Gamers

Nintendo Adds Classic Metroid Game Boy Advance Game To The Switch

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Hitting a bit of nostalgia for those who have played and replayed and possibly played it more times than they can count. As Nintendo adds Metroid Fusion into their Switch library, it will also definitely charm new gamers through the Switch.

But before new gamers get to download and experience Metroid Fusion, Switch gamers need to have the Nintendo Switch Online and the Expansion Pack. Once they gain these two, they get to download the game together with the other GBA Games. And the console itself can make it happen.

As many say, for anything that makes you happy, the more, the merrier. Adding a good number of games to the Nintendo Switch Online would definitely make subscribers happy, especially when you get to add one of the best games released on the Game Boy Advance.

Are you looking forward to playing Metroid Fusion on your Switch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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