The Nintendo E3 Direct has aired and there have been a lot of great announcements for Nintendo’s first party lineup. Metroid fans have been waiting patiently for updates on Metroid Prime 4 and waiting to see if there would be any remasters, revivals, you name it.
Today, Metroid Dread has been announced for the Nintendo Switch. This title has a long development history where it was canceled, but rumors have it that it was always finished for the most part. At the time the technology wasn’t quite there yet. Starting on October 8, 2021 you’ll be able to join Samus Aran in her first new 2D Metroid 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?
Metroid Dread is now available for pre-order for $59.99.
Metroid Dread will also come with a Special Edition that comes with a Steelbook and Art.