After being in development for 15 years, Samus is making a return in a brand new 2D scroller titled Metroid Dread. Announced during the Nintendo E3 showcase, the game is the official sequel to the original franchise, and the first 2D Metroid in 20 years.
The trailer for Metroid Dread shows Samus facing off against new enemies, including a robot that seems impervious to her attacks.
Along with the new enemies, we see some of Samus’ new abilities, such as the ability to climb magnetised walls.
The game looks a lot darker and, dare we say, scarier than previous instalments. Of course, this has many fans even more excited at the prospect of Samus facing off against unknown space horrors.
Visually, Metroid Dread also looks a lot more desaturated than the previous games, which is an interesting direction to take and complements the more space horror aspects of the game.
The story follows Samus as she is sent on a mission to investigate a mysterious transmission that was sent to the Galatic Federation. Of course, the signal originates from a planet overrun by all kinds of menacing creatures and dangers.
Although the announcement is a welcome one, fans are still patiently waiting for news on Metroid Prime 4, which was originally announced all the way back at E3 2017. Unfortunately, no news has been revealed about that game, except that it is still in development. In the meantime, Metroid fans will at least have a new title to keep them busy.