Metroid Dread is coming exclusively for the Nintendo Switch in October. It is the fifth game in the series and the first to launch on the Nintendo Switch.
The game is confirmed to launch on October 8, 2021. It is the first mainline side-scrolling game since Metroid Fusion launched on the Nintendo Gameboy Advance almost 19 years ago. Aside from the side-scrolling Metroid series, Nintendo is also working on a brand new first-person Metroid shooter with Metroid Prime 4. It doesn’t look like we are going to hear about it anytime soon.
Metroid Dread will be roughly 6.9 GB on the Nintendo Switch. This is according to the official eShop page. Get the details on the game below.
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. robots
Once 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.
Metroid Dread is being co-developed by Mercury Steam. The game is confirmed to launch on October 8, 2021.