2D Samus Lands on Nintendo Switch in Metroid Dread

Release Date: October 08, 2021

Suit up as Samus in Metroid Dread, available now!

After a mysterious transmission draws bounty hunter Samus Aran to planet ZDR, she learns the remote planet has been overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Now, Samus must hunt or be hunted as she makes her way through a labyrinth of enemies and an inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR.

Join the intergalactic bounty hunter on her first new 2D Metroidadventure in 19 years.

While you don’t need to have played Metroid games in the past to enjoy this new one, you can learn a bit more about Samus by checking out the Metroid Dread Report.

Samus will need a variety of tools and skills to navigate the dangerous world.

Become the ultimate warrior

Standard abilities: Move through the world with freedom and momentum using Samus’ various abilities, like Free Aim, Melee Counter, and Slide.

Beam attacks: Upgrade Samus’ Arm Cannon to open new doors and clear obstacles.

Suit up: Critical suit upgrades help Samus survive harsh environments and safely reach new areas.

Discover a sprawling world

Planet ZDR is home to many secrets and dangers. Get a glimpse at some of the hazards standing between Samus and the surface.

The E.M.M.I. threat: The Extraplanetary Multiform Mobile Identifiers—or E.M.M.I.—are highly agile, large research robots. After somehow being corrupted, they now relentlessly chase and try to capture Samus.

Fierce wildlife: The planet’s native species can be deadly. Samus must stay on her toes to stay alive

SOURCE: Press Release via Nintendo

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