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Metroid Dread: Release Date for Nintendo Switch Announced

Metroid Dread: Release Date for Nintendo Switch Revealed
Metroid Dread: Release Date for Nintendo Switch Revealed / Photo courtesy of Nintendo

Nintendo Direct revealed that Metroid Dread will be coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Showing a fast-paced and action-filled trailer, Nintendo Direct's E3 2021 event revealed Samus Aran's new fighting abilities.

Metroid Dread will be released on the Nintendo Switch on Oct. 8 2021. Players can purchase this game for $59.99, and it is currently available for preorders.

Metroid fans can dive into the game with new features such as a Phantom Cloak that will shield her appearance and a Spider Magnet, which lets Samus ascend walls and ceilings. Nintendo also revealed Samus' new ability for sliding across small paths.

Metroid Dread: Release Date for Nintendo Switch Revealed

Developed by MercurySteam, the game's creation was also directed by Yoshio Sakomoto.

In Metroid Dread, Samus faces EMMI, which are research robots that are tasked with defeating the main character. Players will also deal with hostile alien characters on planet ZDR, which will reward users with special items and weapons.

Metroid Dread will also feature fighting skills such as a Free Aim laser vision that gives Samus a more accurate focus on her target, and a Melee Counter, which prompts Samus to counterattack enemies.

There will also be a Melee Dash attack, which lets players use an additional counterattack against foes.