Metroid Dread: trailer overview on the features of the Nintendo Switch game

Metroid Dread: trailer overview on the features of the Nintendo Switch game

Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread returns to show itself in an official presentation trailer, a so-called "overview trailer", which explains all the main features of the gameplay and the story, thus summarizing what was previously reported to make the complete picture of this new action game for Nintendo Switch.

There is now less than a month to go until the release date of Metroid Dread, set for October 8, 2021, and the wait becomes truly unbearable, considering the years that have passed since the last chapter of this historic chapter series, among the symbols of Nintendo.

As demonstrated by this new trailer, MercurySteam seems to have done well even in such a complicated challenge, thanks to direct support from Nintendo: Metroid Dread always looks better than video on video, with the latter also demonstrating the remarkable variety of settings and styles of the scenarios we are going to explore.

Exploring the planet ZDR, Samus Aran is faced with face numerous threats, starting with the E.M.M.I. who mysteriously turn against the huntress, to reach old and new enemies such as Kraid and others, as well as find some references to the Chozos in these parts as well.

In the three minutes of video, entirely composed of a long montage of game and intermission scenes, all the gameplay features are reviewed: from the movement system to the weapons, up to the enemies and other elements that make up the particular historical structure of the Metroid series.

Later the latest gameplay trailer that has revealed some interesting news and the one on the history of the exclusive Nintendo Switch game, now all that remains is to wait for the actual release of Metroid Dread.

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New 'Metroid Dread' trailer is full of things for Samus to fight

The long-awaited next entry in the Metroid series is just a few weeks away, and Nintendo has offered another taste of what’s in store for Samus with a new overview trailer. The five-minute Metroid Dread clip delves into Samus’ abilities, the enemies she’ll face and more.

The trailer takes time to explain the moves Samus has in her tool belt, including the slide mechanic, her jumping prowess and a melee counter, which should come in very handy as long as you get the timing right. Unlockable abilities include targeting missiles, flash shift (a dash move), a tether to pull large obstacles out of the way and a way to morph into a ball to help Samus squeeze through narrow passages.

Hunter robots called EMMI will pursue Samus if they hear or see her. If they catch Samus, it’s game over. Your best bet is to use her abilities to avoid detection, since you can’t damage them with regular weapons. The clip offers a look at some of the many, many other enemy types Samus will face on planet ZDR too.

The trailer also shows how Metroid Dread Amiibo will work, if you're fortunate enough to get your hands on them. If you tap Samus against your Joy-Con, you’ll gain an extra energy tank that increases your energy reserves. Use the EMMI Amiibo instead, and you’ll get another missile+ tank to boost missile capacity by 10. You can use each of these once per day to replenish resources.

Metroid Dread arrives on Nintendo Switch on October 8th. It’s the first mainline Metroid game since Metroid Fusion all the way back in 2002. Not much longer to wait now, though.

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