Metroid - Timeline
Friday15th Oct 2021
News LEGO Sadly Rejects Zelda, Metroid And Animal Crossing Design Finalists
The first LEGO Ideas review of 2021 is here
The latest LEGO Ideas review has arrived, where talented fans can submit their own designs with the potential for their ideas to be transformed into real LEGO sets, and a number of gaming-inspired ideas made it to the final reckoning. Sadly, this time, none have them managed to get the final approval they...
News Nintendo Aware Of Crash Error "Near The End" Of Metroid Dread, Says It's Working On A Fix
An update should arrive later this month
Nintendo has been made aware of an error "near the end" of Metroid Dread that forces the software and game to close. It's working on a fix to prevent this from happening, which will be available at some point later this month. So, what's the problem? Apparently, if the player destroys a door while a map...
Thursday14th Oct 2021
News Metroid Dread Staff Say They've Been Left Out Of The Game's Credits, MercurySteam Responds
"It's a very ugly practice"
Metroid Dread is out in the wild and it's looking like a tremendous success – it's an absolute cracker, for starters, and has just nabbed itself a debut week number one in the Japanese charts. Unfortunately, though, there is a downer on proceedings that's come to light since the game's release last Friday. A number of...
Japanese Charts Metroid Dread Outsells Far Cry 6 To Claim Number One
And the first Switch OLED figures are in
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 10th October, revealing that Metroid Dread has gone straight to the top of the pile on its debut week. Nintendo's latest Switch exclusive managed to fend off the threat of Far Cry 6, selling 86,798 physical units in its opening weekend. For...
Wednesday13th Oct 2021
Random Players Are Already Scarily Good At Controlling Samus In Metroid Dread
How do they do it?
Metroid Dread hasn't even been out for a week yet, but some of the skills we're seeing even at this early stage are mightly impressive. If you've been playing the game yourself, you'll know that one of things that becomes immediately apparent is just how smooth and slick Samus feels to control. Running and sliding around and...
News Metroid Dread Sparks Improved Sales For Past Games In The Series
Metroid games run riot in the eShop charts
With Metroid Dread already looking like a mighty success, both in terms of its critical reception and early sales data, it perhaps comes as no surprise that the game's popularity appears to have kickstarted a flurry of purchases across the entire series. Metroid fever has been running high ever since...
Tuesday12th Oct 2021
News This Metroid Dread Boss Fight Trick Shows The Devs Knew You'd Break The Game
Stay away for spoilers
SPOILERS, obviously... Metroid Dread has been talked about a lot over the past week, largely in positive terms. Plenty of us are still on a first playthrough, frantically running away from E.M.M.I foes and navigating our way around the rather sizeable map. For some, though, now it's time for optimising follow-up runs and...
News Metroid Dread's UK Sales Momentum Points To A Big Moment For The Series
Has already outsold Metroid: Samus Returns
Though it'll take a number of weeks for sales figures to come through globally, it would seem that Metroid Dread has started strongly, driven by an extensive marketing campaign from Nintendo and a lot of positive word-of-mouth online. UK sales have been some of the first to come through, and though it...
Monday11th Oct 2021
UK Charts Metroid Dread Just Had The Strongest Opening Week Of Any Metroid Game Ever
Super Monkey Ball debuts in top ten
Update: GamesIndustry.biz's Christopher Dring has explained that the initial report was actually incorrect, and that the original Metroid Prime remains the fastest-selling game of the series when looking at physical sales alone. However, the difference between physical launch sales for the two titles was less than...
Sunday10th Oct 2021
Random Nintendo America's President Doug Bowser Celebrates The Return Of Samus
He's also got his hands on a brand new Switch OLED
It's been quite possibly one of the best weeks of the year in the land of Nintendo. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai revealed Sora would be the final fighter, Rockstar announced the GTA trilogy for the platform, Nintendo laun
News Nintendo's Switch Exclusive Metroid Dread Is Already Being Emulated On PC
And it's only been out for a few days...
The Switch exclusive Metroid Dread is very much the game of the moment, but it appears some people aren't even playing this new release on Nintendo's hardware. As highlighted by the folks over at PC Gamer, certain individuals are already running this title on open-source Switch emulators - increasing the...
Saturday9th Oct 2021
Reminder Brand New Metroid Dread Spirits Are Available In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Samus is back!
Update [Sat 9th Oct, 2021 15:00 BST]: These spirits are now available, here's a closer look courtesy of the official Smash Bros. Twitter account. Each of these spirits will be available until the 13th of October. Original article [Thu 7th Oct, 2021 02:05 BST]: Metroid Dread arrives exclusively
Video Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Metroid Dread On Switch
"this is one of the standout releases of the year"
Metroid Dread has finally landed on the Switch this week, and now the experts over at Digital Foundry have shared their own technical analysis of Samus' new adventure. So, how does it hold up? In docked mode, the game delivers a 1600x900 resolution, and in portable mode, it's apparently just as...
Friday8th Oct 2021
Gallery Feast Your Eyes On Metroid Dread's Special Edition
Now, where will it fit on the shelf...?
With Metroid Dread's release, millions of people all over the world are getting the chance to experience the latest amazing episode in Samus Aran's story – but how many of you were lucky enough to get your hands on the swanky special edition of the game? It ships in a lovely big box and comes with a special...
News Bethesda Congratulates Nintendo On Metroid Dread's Launch With Special DOOM Artwork
Doom + Dread = happiness
Unless you've been living under a giant Morph Ball-shaped rock for the last few months, you're probably aware that Metroid Dread has launched for Nintendo Switch today. It's utterly fantastic, and you should definitely go and play it. Before you do, though, we thought you'd like to check out this special artwork from the...
Random Ever Wonder What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like In Marvel vs. Capcom 2?
Or Zelda and Bayonetta, for that matter?
Metroid Dread is out today – you knew that of course – and that gives us the perfect excuse to showcase the amazing pixel artwork of a talented individual called Kercy. Kercy has a real skill for turning 3D video game characters into lovely 2D pixel art sprites that wouldn't look out of place in a Capcom...
Guide Metroid Dread: All Energy Tanks Locations
A full guide to each and every energy tank location in the game
One of the most immediately useful items in Metroid Dread are the Energy Tank upgrades, which give you a nice big boost to your health and make the game that little bit more possible. We've put together a list of all the Energy Tank locations in the game below: Metroid Dread: All...
Guide Metroid Dread: All Missile Tank Locations
A walkthrough of every missile tank upgrade location in Metroid Dread
As with any Metroid game, Metroid Dread is stuffed to the rafters with missile tank and missile tank+ upgrades for you to discover. In order to make this as easy as possible we're going to picture the map locations alongside a screenshot of these items as we come across them and...
Guide Metroid Dread: Tips And Tricks For Getting Started
Eight tips to ease the dread
The Metroid series, by its very nature, can be a really challenging experience. These games are labyrinthian puzzle boxes of death and dead ends that require you to explore, use your map, backtrack and get very well acquainted with every nook and cranny of their worlds. Metroid Dread has all of this and it brings plenty...
Guide Metroid Dread Walkthrough: Power Ups, Upgrades, Ability Locations, Missile Tanks And Boss Guide
How to become a ZDR superstar
Hello and welcome to our Metroid Dread walkthrough and guides hub where we'll be helping you get your armoured hands on all of Samus Aran's various abilities and power-ups as well as taking a look at some boss battle and E.M.M.I. strategies to help make your adventure a little smoother. We've also detailed where you...
Poll Metroid Dread Is Out Today On Switch, Are You Getting It?
Have your say...
Finally, after 19 years of waiting, Metroid fans all around the world are about to discover Samus' fifth mainline adventure. Metroid Dread is out on Nintendo Switch today. Despite having a seriously dedicated fanbase, Metroid has always been a franchise with a surprisingly low number of total sales (when compared to Nintendo's...
News UK Retailer Currys Had A Metroid Dread Deal That Was Too Good To Be True
Update: Currys is honouring the £26.99 price!
Update #2: We're getting numerous reports (from social media and our own staff) that Currys has honoured the orders and has shipped them, rather than cancelling them. Fair play, Currys! Update #1 [Thu 16th Sep, 2021 15:45
Thursday7th Oct 2021
Video Here's The First 90 Minutes Of Metroid Dread
Spoiler warning, obviously!
We're just hours away from the official launch of Metroid Dread (it's come around pretty quickly, right?), and if you're not too fussed about seeing some of the early scenes ahead of time, you'll definitely want to check out this video. The folks over at Outside Xtra have been busy streaming the first 90 minutes of the...
Wednesday6th Oct 2021
Round Up The Metroid Dread Reviews Are In
Is it any good?
Metroid Dread will finally be in our hands in just two days' time, and it looks set to be a pretty incredible return for the franchise. Reviews for the game have started flooding in today, including our very own, so we've gone ahead and rounded up a selection of quotes and review scores from a number of different outlets. Below,...
Review Metroid Dread - Quite Possibly The Best Metroid Game Ever Made
And the E.M.M.I. goes to...
After absolutely nailing its first shot at a Metroid adventure with 2017's Metroid II 3DS remake Samus Returns, Nintendo has given MercurySteam another bite at the cherry in which they've chosen to retain many of the unique gameplay elements of their last outing whilst adding a bunch of stealth. It's a risky manoeuvre,...
Tuesday5th Oct 2021
Soapbox 10 Reasons Why Metroid Fusion Is The Best Game In The Series
You clear Fusion
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been pondering. Today, as we look forward to the coming release of the next instalment in the 2D Metroid lineage, Stuart takes a look back at his very favourite game in the series... Hello. Did you know...
News Older Metroid amiibo Work With Metroid Dread, And They've Been Restocked At My Nintendo Store
Get 'em while you can!
Metroid Dread launches in just a few days' time on Friday 8th October, and if you've got any old amiibo figures lying around, you'll be pleased to know that you'll be able to use them in-game. Some of the Metroid figures from the Super Smash Bros. line (Samus, Dark Samus and Ridley) are compatible with Metroid Dread,...
News Metroid Dread Has Been Leaked Online Ahead Of This Week's Launch
Update: Footage followed by the full game
Update [Tue 5th Oct, 2021 05:30 BST]: Well, it seems more than just footage of Metroid Dread has been leaked online ahead of this week's launch. Here's a bit more information courtesy of the Nintendo dataminer OatlmealDome: Original story [Sun 3rd Oct, 2021 08:05 BST]: It seems M
Monday4th Oct 2021
Video Metroid Dread's Latest Commercial Puts An EMMI In This Poor Woman's Lounge
They got the 'Dread' bit right, didn't they?
Nintendo has published yet another commercial for Metroid Dread, and things are getting real in this one. This latest 50-second spot shows off gameplay, the new Switch OLED (which also launches alongside the game this Friday) and some CGI shots of the terrifying EMMI invading a poor woman's lounge...
News Metroid Dread's File Size Is Smaller Than First Thought
Your SD card will be delighted
Updated details on Nintendo's official website have revealed Metroid Dread's initial file size, and it's actually considerably smaller than was initially expected. Immediately after the game's reveal during this year's E3, Nintendo's website listed Metroid Dread for pre-order, indicating that its eventual file size...