Metroid Dread is almost here, and Nintendo just released a new trailer

Metroid Dread inches closer to release daily. As a lifelong fan of the Metroid series, I can’t wait to see how Nintendo has updated their classic formula for today’s audiences and to jump into a new adventure with Samus. To help bide fans over until release, Nintendo has released a nearly five minute long overview trailer, and the game looks absolutely fantastic. Check out the trailer above and some details below:

Hello, bounty-hunter-in-training.

A new trailer for the Metroid Dread game just launched, and we wanted to send it to you faster than Samus using her Speed Booster ability!

In this new trailer, you’ll get an exciting glimpse at the new game, which launches exclusively for the Nintendo Switch family of systems on Oct. 8.

For people that have never played a Metroid game before, this trailer provides a nice overview of the game – and the series in general – while also offering some exhilarating footage of the game in action.

Deep in the belly of the beastly planet ZDR, which serves as the location centerpiece of Metroid Dread, Samus will explore massive labyrinths in distinct areas, from caves to magma chambers, ancient forests and underwater depths.

At Samus’ disposal is her powerful Arm Cannon, Missiles, her jumping prowess, a new slide move and a brutal Melee Counter, which deflects enemy attacks. Like most games in the Metroid series, as Samus explores she will gain additional abilities.

Some of those abilities include the Spider Magnet, which lets Samus cling to certain walls and ceilings; the Morph Ball, a staple of the Metroid series, allowing Samus to morph into a ball and enter narrow passages; Flash Shift, a brand-new ability that instantly moves Samus forward and backward a short distance; and Storm Missile, a new weapon that locks onto multiple targets.

With each ability that Samus uncovers, her exploratory options expand. Eventually, the whole planet ZDR will open up and be hers to explore at will.

But the game is called Metroid Dread for a reason, and one of the “dread” that will track down and attempt to capture Samus throughout the game are dangerous robots called E.M.M.I. These research robots have bodies covered with tough armor that regular attacks cannot penetrate. This is when those abilities and upgrades that Samus obtains throughout the game will come in handy.

What secret truths hide within planet ZDR? Beyond the mission, beyond the dread, what true terror lies in wait?

Find out when Metroid Dread launches for Nintendo Switch on Oct. 8.

To learn more about the game, visit the official website at

Good luck, bounty hunter!

–Your friends at Nintendo

Stay tuned to Gaming Trend for more info on Metroid Dread as it is released!


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Richard Allen is a freelance writer and contributing editor for various publications. While he enjoys modern gaming, he is a retro gamer at heart, having been raised on a steady diet of Contra, Mario, and Dragon's Lair.  Chat with him via @thricetheartist on Twitter.

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