Metroid Dread out now
The action adventure series returns
Nintendo has announced that Metroid Dread is now available.
Metroid Dread follows intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran as she descends to a new planet to investigate a mysterious transmission. After an encounter with a living Chozo – a race previously thought to be extinct – she wakes up deep below the surface of the planet. The remote world is inhabited by alien lifeforms and mechanical menaces, including the imposing E.M.M.I., DNA-extracting research machines that are now hunting Samus.
A Special Edition is also available for $119.99 CDN. The special edition comes in a steel game case, and includes the game card, five art cards with key art for each 2D Metroid game and a 190-page art book spanning all five entries in the 2D Metroid saga.
A new Samus amiibo figure featuring her suit from Metroid Dread and an E.M.M.I. amiibo figure are also available in a two-pack set for $39.99 CDN. Scanning the Samus amiibo will give players an extra energy tank to increase their health by 100. Additionally, the Samus amiibo can be scanned again to receive health once per day. The E.M.M.I. amiibo grants Samus a Missile Plus tank, increasing her missile capacity by 10. The E.M.M.I. amiibo can also be scanned again to replenish some missiles once per day.
Metroid Dread is available exclusively on Nintendo Switch.