Nintendo have confirmed that a brand new Metroid title “Metroid Dread” will release for Nintendo Switch later this year, on October 8th 2021!
The title is hugely significant, as it will be the latest chapter in the Metroid timeline, taking place after the events of Metroid Fusion, which released almost nineteen years ago on Game Boy Advance. The title of Metroid Dread has been mentioned in publications as early as 2004, believed to be a title that was going to be developed for Nintendo DS, but the game never released. So for those fans, today’s announcement is surely going to be something very special!
Metroid Dread will have a special edition version, featuring an art book and art cards. The game will also be compatible with two brand new amiibo!
Join intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in her first new 2D Metroid™ story in 19 years
Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid™ Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR?
Face off against unrelenting E.M.M.I. robots
Once DNA-extracting research machines, the imposing E.M.M.I. are now hunting Samus down. Tensions are high as you evade these E.M.M.I. to avoid a cruel death while finding a way to take them down. Find out what turned these robotic wonders into the scourge of ZDR and escape with your life.
Feel Samus’ power grow as you gain maneuvers and abilities
Acquire new and familiar abilities as you traverse the many environments of this dangerous world. Parkour over obstacles, slide through tight spaces, counter enemies, and battle your way through the planet. Return to areas and use your new abilities to find upgrades, alternate paths, and a way forward. Explore the sprawling map, evade and destroy E.M.M.I. robots, and overcome the dread plaguing ZDR.
Screenshots of the game can be found below:
We have now compiled a list of all the things we currently know about the game which can be found here, and will continue to update the page into the near future with additional details!