Metroid Dread isn’t dead, coming to Switch on October 8th

The first new 2D Metroid game in 19 years has been announced. Metroid Dread is coming to the Nintendo Switch and is a sequel to Metroid Fusion.

The game in being developed by MercurySteam, the team behind the Samus Returns remake on the Nintendo 3DS.

Alongside the game there will be a new twin amiibo set featuring Samus in her new suit, and the new enemy from the game – the E.M.M.I. There’s also a special edition of the game with a 190 page art book. We’re getting here in Australia – and hope to have pricing later today.

Metroid Dread is out on October 8th 2021.

Metroid Dread: The first 2D Metroid game with a new story in 19 years is coming this year to Nintendo Switch. Metroid Dread is a direct sequel to 2002’s Metroid Fusion game and concludes the five-part saga focusing on the strange, interconnected fates of bounty hunter Samus and the Metroids, which kicked off with the original Metroid game for NES. In this game, Samus heads alone to a mysterious remote planet and is hunted by a dangerous new mechanical threat, the E.M.M.I. robots. By gaining abilities, you can return to areas you’ve already visited to find new places and hidden upgrades in classic Metroid gameplay. Explore the sprawling map, evade the E.M.M.I. robots and overcome the dread plaguing the planet when Metroid Dread launches for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 8. Pre-orders for the game start today! The Metroid Dread: Special Edition will also be available at launch, which includes the game, a steelbook, a 190-page 2D Metroid franchise artbook and five cards that feature box art from all the games in the five-part saga. Finally, a new Samus amiibo figure featuring her suit from Metroid Dread and an E.M.M.I. amiibo figure will be available in a two-pack set at launch.

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