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  • B-Team Sequel: This time, the keys were handed to Spanish developer MercurySteam.
  • Career Resurrection:
    • Due to how divisive Metroid: Other M was, nearly tearing the Metroid fanbase apart since it came out, Samus Returns appears to be this for Yoshio Sakamoto, who supposedly left the series. Judging by Samus' lack of dialogue and her characterization from Other M (very notably when she saw Ridley), it appears he took the fans' criticisms to heart.
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    • Also serves as one for MercurySteam, after the mediocre reception their last two games, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 received.
  • Executive Veto: According to Sakamoto, MercurySteam originally wanted to remake a different Metroid game than Metroid II, but Nintendo persuaded them otherwise.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Yet Another Metroid 2 Remake, in regards to Nintendo's official remake of Metroid II.
    • Conversely, simply "OM2R" (Official Metroid 2 Remake)
    • Thanks to the Metroid amiibo that released with this game, the Baby Metroid has forever become known as 'Squishy' for a majority of YouTube commenters.
    • Several Pokémon fans have taken to calling Diggernaut "Alolan Conkeldurr".
  • I Knew It!:
    • At least 80% of the fandom guessed that Ridley would be included in the game as a boss despite not being in the original.
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    • The game acknowledging the X-Parasites was also fairly well-guessed.
  • Newbie Boom: This game brought a mass influx of new users who had never played a Metroid game before.

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