Fans hope Metroid Fusion's NSO debut will fix Metroid Prime Remastered's missing Fusion suit

Metroid Prime's Fusion suit
(Image credit: Nintendo)

Metroid Prime Remastered is here, and it's excellent, but it is missing the unlockable Fusion suit - an issue that fans are hoping the impending debut of Metroid Fusion through the Nintendo Switch Online service will correct.

This week, Nintendo announced that the classic Metroid Fusion would be coming to the GBA library available on the higher-tier Expansion Pack for the Nintendo Switch Online service. The story of that game sees protagonist Samus essentially fused with a Metroid, and she ends up wearing a semi-organic suit. The Fusion suit design is distinct from anything else Samus wears in the series, and it's become increasingly iconic as the years have gone on.

Back in 2002, the original versions of Metroid Fusion and Metroid Prime launched within a day of each other, and connecting the two games through a GameCube-GBA link cable would unlock bonus features in Prime. If you beat both games and linked them, you'd be able to play through Prime again wearing the Fusion suit - a neat little bonus for fans of both.

As it stands, there's no way to unlock the Fusion suit in Metroid Prime Remastered, but with the announcement of Fusion's debut on Switch, pretty much everyone has the same thing in mind.

Check out our Metroid Prime Remastered review if you've not yet been convinced that it's time to revisit this classic. In summary, we've concluded that "while some elements of its design feel antiquated, stunning changes made to Metroid Prime's visual design, performance, and controls are enough to breathe new life into one of the greatest video games of all time."

If you're a new fan, check out our ranking of the best Metroid games.

Dustin Bailey
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Dustin Bailey joined the GamesRadar team as a Staff Writer in May 2022, and is currently based in Missouri. He's been covering games (with occasional dalliances in the worlds of anime and pro wrestling) since 2015, first as a freelancer, then as a news writer at PCGamesN for nearly five years. His love for games was sparked somewhere between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Knights of the Old Republic, and these days you can usually find him splitting his entertainment time between retro gaming, the latest big action-adventure title, or a long haul in American Truck Simulator.