Metroid Dread Brings the Metroid Saga to an End

Metroid Dread is the first new 2D Metroid in nearly two decades, and it's out on Switch this fall.

Metroid Dead is alive, and it's coming to Nintendo Switch as the first 2D Metroid with a new story in 19 years. Metroid Dead releases October 8 and picks up where Metroid Fusion left off, concluding the saga begun in the first Metroid game.

Metroid Dread pre-orders are open now.

Metroid Dread sees bounty hunter Samus Aran travel to another remote planet and this time, instead of the SA-X, she's hunted by a pack of deadly robots. The E.M.M.I. robots pursue Samus relentlessly and, as Nintendo revealed during its Treehouse Live E3 2021 segment, they do have insta-kill attacks.

It's a first for the series and is meant to increase the sense of fear accompanying Samus throughout her journey.

Metroid Dread is a 2D Metroid, but the trailer shows it switches into 3D rather often, not unlike the ill-fated Metroid: Other M.

In keeping with the genre Metroid helped establish, Samus will make use of new power-ups alongside her usual arm cannon and missiles to overcome the threat and finally bring this epic story to a close. Stay tuned for more as we learn it. 


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Published Jun. 15th 2021

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