Metroid Dread Rises From the Ashes, Gets Reveal Trailer & Release Date

Metroid Dread

Mteroid Dread has reappeared with an official trailer and a release date, and both are cause for celebration.

During the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct livestream held on June 15, Metroid Dread was officially unveiled via a lengthy gameplay trailer. The trailer also came with a firm release date for the title, which will launch on Oct. 8 on Nintendo Switch.

The trailer starts with Samus exploring an unknown space station. She happens upon a white robot able to contort and shift its body at will. She tries to fight it off, but it appears to shrug off all of her attacks with ease. Seeing this, Samus chooses to flee, running further into the space station.

from there, the trailer changes over to gameplay footage, revealing that Metroid Dread will be a 2D Metroid title. Samus can be seen running left and right through the station, blasting enemies and platforming to different sections of areas.

It all culminates in a scene of Samus once again facing down the robot, which now appears more damaged than before. Whether or not Samus can put it down for good, though, remains to be seen.

It’s about all that Metroid fans could hope for, and a great taste of what’s to come. The full trailer can be viewed down below.

Metroid Dread is slated to release on Oct. 8 on Nintendo Switch. For more on the Metroid series – and more on the still in-development Metroid Prime 4 – check out our op-ed from 2019 on how the delay of Metroid Prime 4 was the best move for the game.

For more on all the news out of the Nintendo Direct and E3 2021 in general, check out the related articles down below and stay keyed to Twinfinite. We’ll be covering every reveal, teaser, and gameplay video as they appear all week long.

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