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Metroid Dread, the first 2D Metroid game in 19 years, was released for the Nintendo Switch on October 8. Unfortunately for Nintendo, the developers behind yuzu, a Switch emulator written in C++, have already figured out how to make it run almost perfectly and without major issues on the PC.

Yuzu’s developers confirmed the support on the day of Metroid Dread’s release, noting that the emulated game performed even better than the Switch version thanks to enhancements such as improved FPS and customizable control options.

Another Switch emulator, Ryujinx, can even run Metroid Dread in 4K thanks to resolution scaling support, which is a big improvement over the Switch’s 900p/720p resolution. Here’s a video of the game in action on PC with a GeForce GTX 1060:

Downloading and playing ROMs of a game that one doesn’t own is, of course, illegal. Metroid Dread’s digital and physical editions are available for $59.99.

Source: yuzu

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  1. Yeah they had this game ready to go in the Yuzu emulator a few days before it even launched this past Friday. One of my friends is playing it on Yuzu, and one of my brother’s friends is doing the same. I been waiting a looong time for Metroid 5, but I’m in no rush. Even if I play it in emulator I’m still gonna end up owning a copy.

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