Metroid Dread Coming to Nintendo Switch This October

During today’s Nintendo Direct Nintendo revealed Metroid Dread, the first brand new 2D Metroid game in 19 years. In the game Samus is shown to have a new version of her classic power suit. This enables that has new features including invisibility via the Phantom Cloak feature and magnetic grappling via the Spider Magnet feature.

The game is being developed by Mercury Steam, the same team that worked on the Metroid II enhanced remake, Metroid Samus Returns. It sees the return of free aim, and the melee counter. These features have also been enhanced to be usable while Samus is dashing.

The main enemies in the game are the E.M.M.I., a robotic weapon developed by the Galactic Federation. They hunt Samus down as soon as they detect her presence, and Samus must find new weapons to damage them, as they wre immune to her standard arsenal.

The game is scheduled to release on October 2.

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