Nintendo has released a new video covering the history of the 2D Metroid series, charting intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran’s adventures in the lead up to Metroid Dread.
This presents the chance to quickly recap the key story moments, covering the events that unfolded in Metroid (1988), Metroid II: Return of Samus (1992), Super Metroid (1994) and Metroid Fusion (2002).
MercurySteam is the developer behind Metroid Dread, which picks up after the events of Metroid Fusion on Game Boy Advance. Descending upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation, Samus discovers that it has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces.
Samus will need to evade E.M.M.I., once DNA-extracting research machines that have since become imposing robotic creatures that are the scourge of ZDR. Tensions will run high as you escape from them, but you will eventually learn what happened to them.
You will also be able to acquire new and familiar abilities that will help you to traverse the dangerous world, returning to previous areas to recover upgrades and discover alternate paths to find a way forward through the sprawling map.
Metroid Dread will release exclusively at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 8th October 2021.