Update: Nintendo's Japanese Twitter account has reposted the video and, as we speculated, it ties into an article detailing past entries in the series on the series' 35th anniversary — specifically, 'Metroid Dread Report Vol. 4', an online series of developer articles the company has been publishing in the run up to the new game's release.
Original Story: Nintendo's Japanese Twitter account briefly uploaded a previously unseen clip from the upcoming Metroid Dread which showed recreated elements from the ending of Metroid: Samus Returns.
The clip, now removed, featured recreated scenes from the ending of developer MercurySteam's previous game in the series, the 2017 3DS remake of the Game Boy's Metroid II: Return of Samus.
It may have been quickly deleted, but the internet never forgets! @itsa_me_gameboy on Twitter archived the clip — check it out below if you're okay with potential spoilers:
Somebody has also found the same footage on Nintendo's Japanese YouTube account set to unlisted (at a much higher quality, obviously). [UPDATE: as per the note at the top of the page, the video is part of the Metroid Dread Report Vol. 4] Again, minor spoiler alert if you're on a Metroid Dread info blackout:
Exactly how this might play into the narrative of Metroid Dread is unclear at the moment. The Google Translate English title of the video above is "Metroid Dread - A Scale of Fear Part 1" and Nintendo has stated that the game will recap the story so far from the four previous mainline entries in the series, so it's probable that this clip is simply part of an opening montage that somebody sent live a little early (today is the 35th anniversary of the franchise, after all).
Indeed, a recent tweet from the same official Nintendo account links to an article exploring the history of the Metroid franchise that brings new players up to speed, so it's highly likely to be related to the game's 'recap' of the narrative from the previous entries as the company's promotion teams gear up for the game's 8th October release.
What are your thoughts after watching the new footage? Excited to see the links to Samus Returns? Let us know with a comment below.
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[source twitter.com, via twitter.com]
I can't wait, this looks so hype.
Total hype! I'm so blowy blow that I might shimmer!
I think a direct could be coming very soon. there's a single entry of metroid prime trilogy for the switch on instantgaming
@SonOfVon Link to MPT on Instant Gaming ?
Seems like the Chozo, or at least some Chozo, are going to have an antagonistic role from now on, which is an interesting twist to the series' storyline.
By the way, the original Metroid was first released in Japan 35 years ago today. Happy Birthday, Samus!
@Tom-Smo @SonOfVon I haven't seen it but I also doubt it means anything considering there is an entry for Mafia II for the Switch on that site (https://www.instant-gaming.com/en/6748-buy-game-nintendo-mafia-ii-definitive-edition-switch/) and they got Metroid 2D up instead of Metroid Dread.
@SonOfVon or maybe they just do a announcement on twitter about MPT because it's 35 years today since metroid launched so it could be announced today
There's a brief glimpse at the SA-X in that trailer that we haven't seen before, among shots that recap events of Fusion.
When they're shown in the trailer seems to have significance too.
Wow, the soundtrack giving me vibes, totally worth it
@SonOfVon nope, I'm pretty sure this month we will have a Indies Direct (like in each August since 2017). Today, it's the anniversary of the Metroid franchise. Maybe a Nintendo Direct in September. Also it would be really weird to release another Metroid game the same year (especially not a long time after the release of Dread).
hype levels increase to dangerous levels
@Froid12 Metroid Prime and Metroid 4 released a day from each other
I feel as if I just drank an entire energy capsule.
Hype is over 9.000 !
I follow Graham on Twitter, funny guy. He’ll be delighted with this 😊
That suit looks gorgeous!
Looking forward to this but it won't be a day 1 for me, going to wait for people to trade it in and grab a pre owned copy.
While that clip did nothing for me (I don't care about the story, just the exploration, combat and power up's), I'm still eagerly waiting for metriods release.
It's games like this, that are my sole reason to buy Nintendo consoles.
What are you talking about??
The new Kirby game will be 🔥
@OliBeer I played Kirby back on the original Gameboy and trust me, it was 🔥 back then. Thing is, I've grown out of it. The three Nintendo IP's that I buy are Mario, Zelda and Metriod.
I am absolutely in love with teh artistic direction of this game. Everything about it is so well done. People who say that Dread looks bad have ***** taste.
wow that trailer was awesome 👌
Can't wait, I'm even setting some time off of work,
I warn my wife and kids Im turning my phone off! those COVID-19 reclusives are going to know the true meaning of lock down
@Stubborn_Monkey I don't think they will be the only antagonists. I don't know if it's a spoiler or not (granted this article has spoilers for Samus Returns secret ending) but the Galactic Federation has to be PO'd with Samus for killing off the Metroids from their super-secret projects at the Bottle Ship and BSL. They likely want her out of the picture.
2021 is easily the best year for gaming I can remember.
Games like this don't come around often. I'm so excited I have to force myself not to think about Metroid Dread. And in the same year as Monster Hunter Rise, Monster Hunter Stories 2, Neo TWEWY, Great Ace Attorney, Shin Megami Tensei V and Cruis'n Blast? Switch in 2017 was good- Mario Odyssey, Zelda BotW, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart... But this year takes it to task.
English version is up
Picking up Dread and the OLED day one. Then me and the kids are building a fort and playing it like me and my bro did in the 90s with Super Metroid.
Me and the kiddos have played through all 4 together. HYYYYPE.
The music of Metroid (in its own way) is right up there with some of Nintendo's best. With only three notes, Yamamoto's work INSTANTLY makes you feel both unnerved and intrigued. When those three notes hit in this trailer, my impulse to want to play this immediately are almost uncontrollable.
And a bold (and potentially controversial) prediction... this is going to be the best Metroid game of this console generation.
Anything more revealed is a spoiler. At this point, they don’t need to do much marketing to hype the game.
What they should do is drop the GBA games on NSO in September. That would build maximum hype.
@JaxonH the most passionate gamer around, your enthusiasm is infectious
It's hard not to be enthused with such a stellar lineup! There's always good games to play, but every 5 years or so we get an absolute banger of a year. 2013 on 3DS. 2017 on Switch. And now 2021 on Switch.
This is what it's all about. If ya can't get enthused about your hobby, why have it as a hobby in the first place, right 😉
Did anybody else notice the crack in Samus’s visor? This story gonna be hype!
@JaxonH Agreed. This year has been good to me. Admittedly, if you're the type of person who only plays the big AAA first party releases I can understand the disappointment with 2021. But as someone who likes variety in gaming and apparently shares the same enthusiasm as you do for monster hunter, NMH, metroid, and SMT this year sits along 2017 and 2019 as an absolute beast.
Looking good, can't wait ^_^
I'm so dready for a movie. Imagine a trilogy. It would be glorious.
Fair enough absolutely some of the best IP in gaming there.
I just love the cheesy platformer games from N. I like Metroid, Mario, and Zelda for sure.. But I’m probably looking more forward to DK than anything.
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