Its going to be a side scroller, yay. Super Metroid was the second best side scroller ever with Castlevania Symphony of Night number one. This will be a reimigining of Metroid 2 which was a Gameboy game. Graphics in the gameboy game were horrible to today standards and to me meh even then.
The video in the article the second half is gameplay video of Metroid Samus Returns and it is fantastic.
Double link cause kinja.