Metroid 2 Nintendo eShop release date

Plus the rest of the week's DSiWare, WiiWare.

Classic Game Boy adventure Metroid 2: Return of Samus is re-released this week on the 3DS eShop.

Metroid 2 was the first handheld incarnation of Nintendo's seminal adventure shooter series and sees heroine Samus deployed to exterminate the parasitic Metroid species once and for all.

Originally released in 1991, Metroid 2 is a direct sequel to the original NES Metroid, and precedes Super Metroid on SNES, which leads into last year's Metroid: Other M on Wii.

Also available this week? Jail-breaking adventure GO Series: Escape Trick Rock City Prison arrives on DSiWare, alongside Christmas karaoke game Just Sing! Christmas Vol. 3.

WiiWare gamers get Big Town Shoot Out, meanwhile, a Western-themed cowboy shooter.

The full list of releases lies below:

  • Metroid 2 - Return of Samus (3DS Virtual Console) - £3.60, €4
  • GO Series: Escape Trick Rock City Prison (DSiWare) - £4.50/ €5, 500 DSi Points
  • Just Sing! Christmas Vol. 3 (DSiWare) £1.80/€2, 200 DSi Points
  • Big Town Shoot Out (WiiWare) 500 Wii Points

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