Fresh look at Metroid Dread rolls out, complete with some spoilers

E3 2021: Metroid Dread rises from limbo, hits Switch this fall

If you want to go into Nintendo’s upcoming Metroid title fresh, you might want to avoid today’s new trailer, as it’s got a look at a new (old) foe.

Dreadful attack

Well, you were warned and you’re still here, so I’m gonna guess you don’t care much about the spoilery stuff. In any event, I guess it’s not that big of a spoiler anyway. So what is it? Apparently Metroid Dread has living Chozo.

For the Metroid-uninitiated, the Chozo are an ancient bird-like race of aliens that series’ hero Samus often comes across relics of. They’re classically Metroid, stretching back all the way to the fist title to bear the name on the NES.

The kick in Dread is that at least one is still alive, and apparently attacking Samus for some reason. Though there may be more going on than meets the eye.

Check it out, along with some interesting ancient-Egyptian hints, in the new trailer below:

As you can see, the new look at Dread also includes peeks at Samus’ abilities. Showcased are multiple powers that she can wield in the action title.

Here’s the full list of what was included:

  • Flash Shift – This all-new Aeion Ability lets Samus travel a set distance – forward or backward, while on the ground or in the air – in an instant.
  • Pulse Radar –This handy Aeion Ability allows Samus to scan her immediate surroundings and pinpoint breakable blocks.
  • Grapple Beam – A rope-like beam that can connect to specific points, the Grapple Beam allows Samus to swing across gaps or manipulate parts of her environment, such as pulling an object.
  • Ice Missile – By using this cool upgrade, Samus can freeze enemies to easily destroy them or even use some of them as platforms!
  • Storm Missile – With the Storm Missiles, Samus can lock on to and fire multiple small missiles in succession.
  • Cross Bomb – This powerful bomb explodes in four directions.
  • Speed Booster – This ability allows her to run at great speed, dealing damage to enemies and smashing through certain walls.
  • Shinespark – True Metroid experts know all about this electrifying move, which can be activated to have Samus fly in a set direction while in her Speed Booster state.
  • Screw Attack – A classic move that has been in every single 2D Metroid game, the Screw Attack finds Samus damaging enemies and shattering certain obstacles during a spin jump.

Metered Dread is not far off at all now, landing on the Switch on October 8th, 2021. Want more on the game right now? Click over to the Metroid Dread Report, vol6. The dev team has some new news and notes in store.

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