Nintendo has officially announced a new Metroid. While many waited for a new Metroid Prime, which was rebooted a couple of years ago, Nintendo pulled a new two-dimensional title up its sleeve that was shown in a two-minute trailer or so. The revealed mechanics seemed focused on the more classic metroidvania with current graphics.
In this sense we refer to the platforms, the passageways through which only Samus can pass, two-dimensional environments and jumps to reach different areas. In this way, the saga returns to two dimensions almost 20 years after the last installment with these characteristics and with an amiibo that will improve the experience.
The same amiibo makes it clear that our favorite Nintendo bounty hunter will have a new blue suit and that she will face enemies that we did not know before, ones that resist her shots. As you can see, the Samus amiibo will also arrive with the enemies we mentioned. Otherwise, little of the game was shown, but enough to give us an idea that the gameplay will be classic.
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This is Nintendo’s first Metroid installment for a tabletop console (although we know the Switch is a hybrid) since Metroid: Other M and Metroid Prime 3. Therefore, there is a lot of expectation with this installment that will have to calm the craving for Metroid Prime 4 that Nintendo itself confirmed today is still in continuous development.
Metroid Dread will be available on October 8, 2021 and will be exclusive to Nintendo Switch.