Metroid Dread Revealed for Nintendo Switch, Release Date Set for Oct. 8

Metroid Dread

It’s time to join Samus Aran on a brand new adventure that’s coming later this year, as Metroid Dread has been revealed at Nintendo Direct — and it’s coming to Nintendo Switch this October 8!

Here’s the reveal trailer straight from this year’s E3 presentation by Nintendo!

Check out the development history feature which features gameplay for this new Metroid game as well.

Here’s the details and overview of this new installment in the Metroid series from the official Nintendo page.

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. robotsOnce 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.

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Metroid Dread will be released exclusively on Nintendo Switch this October 8

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