Metroid: Samus Returns interview on MercurySteam's involvement, new features, plus more footage

The following comes from a Jeux-Video interview with Nintendo's Yoshio Sakamoto and MercurySteam's José Luis Marquez...

- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is the only MercurySteam game that Yoshio Sakamoto has ever played
- this was enough for him to realize MercurySteam had theknow-how and affinity to make a good Metroid game
- MercurySteam was honored to work on a Metroid game, but also felt immense pressure
- it was important retain the core elements of the Metroid franchise to keep fans happy
- the team made sure the new abilities added like the melee and free-aim fit well within the Metroid universe
- new features were also added to modernize the franchise
- Nintendo thinks this is more of a “re-imagining” than a “remake”
- the new Diggernaut appears multiple times throughout the game

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