It's actually kinda strange, I haven't been excited about a new game for a few years. It seems AM2R left me with a real hankering for more 2D metroid action.
This could be the first game I buy on launch day since XCOM2.
There's a whole bunch of other exploration focused platformers out there, of course. Ori, Hollow Knight, Odallus... I really liked Odallus, but nothing has really landed that metroid feel, that AM2R had in spades.