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Metroid Dread is a brand-new 2D Metroid coming this year

Metroid Dread was announced today during the Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 as the next installment to the Metroid series. Metroid Dread is releasing on the Nintendo Switch on October 8.

Metroid Dread – Announcement Trailer – Nintendo Switch | E3 2021

The trailer shows off classic Metroid gameplay with weapons to collect, traversing through large alien worlds, and morphing into a ball. The trailer also revealed a new armor set for Samus with a red, white, and blue color set. During the Treehouse Live Event, Nintendo confirmed that Metroid Dread is a sequel to Metroid Fusion.

The Metroid Dread trailer introduced new enemies known as the E.M.M.I. These robots will be hunting Samus during the adventure. If one finds Samus and catches up to her, it will be game over unless the player performs a counter at the right time. These robots are immune to Samus’ attacks, and your only option is to run away from them. There do seem to be ways to avoid getting caught by the robots using upgrades found in the game. The trailer showed off an ability where Samus become immobile and perhaps hidden using a cloaking device so players still have a fighting chance.

Amiibo for Metroid Dread were announced alongside the game, featuring Samus in her new armor as well as an E.M.M.I. figure. These two amiibo will be bundled together and can be used in the game. Scanning Samus into the game will allow players to get extra energy and increase their health by 100. Tapping Samus in again you will grant extra health, but this function only works once per day. Scanning the E.M.M.I. figure will increase a player’s missile capacity by 10, while tapping it again will grant extra missiles.

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