It’s been over a decade since Nintendo released a new 2D Metroid game, but fans have taken up development in Nintendo’s absence. Project AM2R (short for Another Metroid 2 Remake) has been in the works for years, and its release is just around the corner. The game’s official website recently posted a clock to count down the minutes til release, and the timer ends on August 6th.
If you’re unfamiliar with the project,
AM2R is a remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus with revamped graphics and the fast-paced gameplay of Metroid: Zero Mission. AM2R also features a map system (absent in the original), improved AI, new areas to explore, mini-boss fights, and more. You can check out a demo version of the game here, and the full release will be available in less than a month!
Source: AM2R Website