Metroid Dread is a Metroidvania action-adventure game developed by Mercury Steam and Nintendo, and published by Nintendo.
It is the fifth mainline instalment in the 2D Metroid saga, and a sequel to Metroid Fusion. It is the first new 2D Metroid entry in nearly two decades.
Nintendo has announced updates sales figures for Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Mario Party Superstars, Metroid Dread, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.
Battle 12 bosses in one continuous order, eliminate as many as possible in 5 minutes or try to conquer them all without taking any damage.
As revealed by journalist Christopher Dring on Twitter, Metroid Dread is now the best-selling 2D Metroid game in the UK.
The game receives the one-hit kill Dread Mode for the masochists, and a Rookie Mode for those who want a more relaxed experience.
Sales for Luigi's Mansion 3 also hit 11.04 million as of December 31st 2021 while The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is at 3.85 million.
Several developers from the first party PlayStation studio mentions the likes of Deathloop, Metroid Dread, Returnal, Inscryption, and more as their highlights of the year.
Resident Evil Village also won the PlayStation Game of the Year award, while Metroid Dread received the Nintendo GotY honor.
That makes it the long-running series' best ever launch in the region to date, which should (hopefully) lead to a brighter future for it.
Mario Party Superstars and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy also debut in the top 10, while the Switch dominates the hardware side of things.
"As long as the character Samus exists, I think her adventure will continue," says Metroid series producer Yoshio Sakamoto.
The demo is live on the Nintendo eShop, allowing all Switch players to try out MercurySteam's critically acclaimed action platformer.
Update 1.0.1 also addresses "several other issues" present in the side-scrolling to improve the "overall gameplay experience."
MercurySteam says only those who worked on the game for at least 25% of its development have been mentioned in its credits.
A patch will be released by the end of this month, but until then, Nintendo has explained how to work around this bug as well.
The Queen of Metroidvania games returns.
Metroid Dread's successful launch has seemingly urged players to purchase other games in the series, at least in the UK.
Reception for the first new 2D Metroid game in nearly two decades has made it clear that Nintendo's latest is well worth the wait.
Metroid Dread, Far Cry 6, Alan Wake Remastered, and Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania all debut in the top 10 in UK's weekly retail charts.
Nineteen years after the launch of Metroid Fusion, the final instalment in the 2D Metroid saga is finally out in the wild.
The long-overdue Metroid Dread is due out exclusively for the Switch in just a few days, on October 8.
Strange happenings are afoot as Samus Aran ventures to Planet ZDR, fending off hostile E.M.M.I. robots and investigating the Chozo.
In the newest volume of Metroid Dread Report, Nintendo talks about the various locations on Planet ZDR, as well as some of the enemies you'll run into.
The new Samus Aran and E.M.M.I. amiibo pack will now launch in the UK and Europe in November, Nintendo has confirmed.
Out next month, the famous intergalactic bounty hunter must brave a number of threats to uncover the secrets of Planet ZDR.
Samus Aran returns on October 8th, this time seeking to escape from Planet ZDR while contending with E.M.M.I., the Chozo and other threats.
New abilities include the Flash Shift for dashing up to three times and the Storm Missile which locks on to targets and fires tracking missiles.
Additionally, another Metroid Dread Report blog post sheds new light on Samus' suit, abilities, upgrades, and more.
It beats out major upcoming Switch exclusives like Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Shin Megami Tensei 5, and more.
The mysterious civilization seems to play a part in Samus's latest adventure, which takes her to the planet ZDR to contend with rogue E.M.M.I.s.
A new Metroid Dread Report details the several improvements being made to map functionality in the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive.
In a new blog update, the developers of Metroid Dread provide new details on the game's stalker enemies, the E.M.M.I. robots.
A new mainline 2D Metroid game has finally been announced, ending nearly two decades of anticipation. Here's everything you should know about Metroid Dread.
As usual, Nintendo has decided to lock gameplay altering upgrades behind amiibo that no one will actually be able to purchase for a reasonable price.
Series producer Yoshio Sakamoto says that even though Metroid Dread is ending a 5-game story arc, it also sets up future instalments.
Another Treehouse Live segment shows off over 20 minutes of gameplay from the upcoming game, which is out for the Switch later this year.
Metroid Dread is the first new 2D Metroid game since Metroid Fusion, which was released on the Game Boy Advance in 2002.
A lengthy gameplay demo showcased at the post-E3 Treehouse stream shows the upcoming Switch exclusive Metroid Dread in action.
Mechanics like the Melee Counter and Free Aim return, while Samus can utilize sliding and the Spider Magnet for climbing certain walls and ceilings.
Samus finally makes her return along with the series' 2D side-scrolling action roots. Survive against a new kind of invincible killer robot named E.M.M.I.
These games are nearing completion, insider says.
Too good to be true?
The teases in Metroid: Samus Returns were put there for a reason.