Metroid Dread

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Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid™ Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR?

Release Date

Oct 08, 2021


Play Time

9 hours

Games in Series



Teen: Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence

Interesting Facts

  • Set after the events of Metroid Fusion (2002), players control bounty hunter Samus Aran as she investigates the source of a mysterious transmission on the planet ZDR.
  • It retains the side-scrolling gameplay of previous 2D Metroid games and incorporates stealth elements.
  • EMMIs can only be destroyed when Samus obtains the temporary “Omega Blaster” upgrade.
  • The Galactic Federation receives video evidence that the X, a dangerous species of parasite that can mimic any creature it infects, survives on the remote planet ZDR.
  • The Free Aim and Melee Counter mechanics from Samus Returns are retained, now being usable while Samus moves.
  • The first official reference to Metroid Dread was on a 2005 internal Nintendo software list of Nintendo DS games set to release in the future.

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Game Engine

Mercury Engine

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