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Metroid: Samus Returns will have an unlockable hard mode in addition to the amiibo one
August 08, 20171 min read
Nintendo's insistence on locking content behind amiibo purchases has gotten people pretty angry at them. While it sometimes leads to pointless crap in a game (Mario Kart 8'sMii costumes, for example), the fear was that these hard to find toys would start acting like physical DLC and eventually render a game incomplete years down the line. For as exciting as the prospect of a Metroid 2 remake is, it became a victim of the amiibo situation.
Last we heard about the amiibo unlocks for Metroid: Samus Returns, you were required to have all four Metroid themed toys to get everything the game offered. While its fine to not have access to a gallery mode (at least for me), gating "Hard" mode behind a purchase is pretty asinine.
Thankfully, it turns out Nintendo is planning to include a regular, unlockable "Hard" mode in addition to the amiibo's "Fusion" difficulty. Whether or not this is in reaction to backlash, at least fans won't have to shell out money to get a more difficult version of the game (*cough* Breath of the Wild *cough*).