Metroid-inspired platformer coming to the Wii U

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One of the many things that’s sorely missing from the Wii U library is a return of a one Samus Aran. Luckily though, Varia Games is up to the task as we wait for the next installment in the Metroid franchise. ReVen, a sci-fi platform shooter created by Austin Morgan and John Rogeles is now currently planned for release on the Wii U and PC sometime next year. Much like Metroid, ReVen has players exploring underground areas on a mysterious planet (ReVen’s world has you exploring the planet XR-Keres) and collecting upgrades to traverse sections that were once unreachable. The title’s main character, named SyRek, is one of the last remaining of his robot race and will have you in control of various upgrades used to adapt to your enemies and the environment.

You can read more about Varia Games’ ReVen here. Until then, will this tide you over until a true a Metroid is finally released? Tell us in the comments below.

Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.