Nintendo has announced Metroid Dread, its first new 2D Metroid story in 19 years. Serving a direct continuation to 2002’s Metroid Fusion, the latest installment takes iconic bounty hunter Samus Aran to a remote planet called ZDR that’s overrun by “vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces.” Metroid Dread players will be able to enjoy classic Metroid gameplay with new abilities such as parkouring over obstacles, sliding through tight spaces, and countering enemies when the game releases for the Nintendo Switch on October 8, 2021.
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.