Metroid Dread is a Direct Sequel to 2002 Metroid Game

Game company Nintendo recently announced video game Metroid Dread, a new title from the franchise after a long time.

This is going to be the first 2D Metroid game with a new story in 19 years and will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this year, 2021. It will also be a direct sequel to Metroid Fusion, a title that came out way back in 2002. This will finally end the five-part saga that focused on the strange interconnected fates of bounty hunter Samus and the Metroids.

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In this game, Samus heads alone to a mysterious remote planet and is hunted by a dangerous new mechanical threat, the E.M.M.I. robots. By gaining abilities, you can return to areas you’ve already visited to find new places and hidden upgrades in classic Metroid gameplay.

Explore the sprawling map, evade the E.M.M.I. robots and overcome the dread plaguing the planet when Metroid Dread launches for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 8. Pre-orders for the game start today.

The Metroid Dread: Special Edition will also be available at launch, which includes the game, a steelbook, a 190-page 2D Metroid franchise artbook and five cards that feature box art from all the games in the five-part saga. Finally, a new Samus amiibo figure featuring her suit from Metroid Dread and an E.M.M.I. amiibo figure will be available in a two-pack set at launch.\

Source: Press Release

Here’s the trailer: