Nintendo's latest special edition 3DS console is the striking burnt orange and gold Nintendo 3DS XL Samus Edition.

It's due to arrive in limited numbers on 15th September, alongside Metroid: Samus Returns.

Could you be tempted by yet another 3DS special edition? (Martin already has his credit card out while reading this.)

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Samus Returns is MercurySteam's reimagining of Metroid 2, Nintendo's original Game Boy installment from 1991. This remaster was announced at E3 alongside Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch.

Martin recently played Metroid: Samus Returns, and had mixed but mostly positive things to report:

"Coming to Samus Returns directly from a recent playthrough of Super Metroid shows that Nintendo would go on to perfect the formula in a way a faithful remake doesn't have the freedom to do," he wrote. "It does have the freedom to polish up a somewhat unloved and under-played part of the series' history, though, and reaffirm what it is that makes Samus so special."

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