Metroid fans were already rejoicing with the announcement of Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch and Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS, and to sweeten the deal even more, Metroid Amiibo were announced during the Nintendo Treehouse segment for Samus Returns.
Both Samus Aran—in her traditional Metroid II: Return of Samus pose—and a Metroid breaking free of its capsule will be immortalized in Amiibo form. The Metroid Amiibo even has a squishy outer shell and was tested in the Nintendo Treehouse.
The functionality for these two new Amiibo has not yet been revealed, but it was announced that the Super Smash Bros. series Amiibo for both Samus and Zero Suit Samus will be compatible with Samus Returns too!
With the announcement of a special edition for Metroid: Samus Returns as well, it seems like the series is finally getting the love it deserves!