Metroid Dread Brings the Metroid Saga to an End
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.