With less than a month to go until launch, Nintendo has released a brand new overview trailer for Metroid Dread. And yes, it still looks incredible.
You can check it out for yourself above; you'll find plenty of gameplay and action to enjoy, as well as a more detailed look at how the two new amiibo will work in-game. The video has been released alongside the latest edition of the Metroid Dread report, which this time explores Chozo history.
The Chozo were a highly intelligent and technologically advanced bird-like species who believed their purpose to be that of bringing peace throughout the galaxy. However, this once-mighty civilization eventually reached a breaking point and collapsed. Now, the Chozo who remain tend to avoid the galactic spotlight.
As you'll spot in the trailer, Samus will be fighting against the Chozo this time around, and there are a few variants you'll need to keep on top of:
A powerful and mysterious Chozo warrior suddenly attacks Samus. Its right arm is equipped with an Arm Cannon, just like Samus. This figure is much larger than Samus and other Chozo Soldiers, and it easily overpowers Samus in combat .
Chozo Soldiers are equipped with a weapon that looks like a long spear. The trailer shows they are highly capable fighters, with one scene showing them locked in fierce combat with Samus.
Samus must also face these combat robots created using advanced Chozo technology. They are powerful forces to be reckoned with, capable of high-speed movement and armed with an electromagnetic blade as well as an Arm Cannon that fires projectiles.
Excited to check out Metroid Dread next month? The game launches on 8th October and can already be pre-ordered here.
Looks absolutely amazing, i've played the old metroid games but this is the first one i'm in with the hype cycle for! so hype!
I kinda feel like I’m missing something here. Does it really look that good to everyone?
I’ve enjoyed nearly all the games in the series so far but this? Not sure it floats my boat…
It doesn’t seem very unique. Other 2D games have totally nailed combat, I’m not sure this is on a par.
We’ll see, open minded!
Edit: I really doooo want to be on the hype train, take me with you!
I’m calling it for Switch game of the year
This trailer produced more hype to me than anything shown in Playstation’s showcase yesterday.
@Pikman im in your camp. It doesnt help that i dont like games where im being chased by shi* (Tyrant, im looking at you) as im a big girls blouse.
This looks SUPER good! Glad I pre-ordered!
Gameplay looks cool, but visually, I think I was spoiled with the Ori games because, I think it looks rather basic with some textures n stuff and shimmering/aliasing abound.
Still excited for it though!
Cannot wait for this. I think what has some people concerned is it does resemble other m a bit but just know it’s not team ninja this time. Metroid deserves a lot of love because it most often gives us a great game whether it’s 2d or first person. Other M I did not enjoy tho.
One month left! Can't wait to feel the Dread! This is the game I'm most looking forward to for a while.
@Friendly I share your pain. I can live without the special edition, but I really want the amiibo.
This looks awesome, and will really pop on the OLED screen.
@Friendly I'm looking forward to this and will be getting it at release, but I disagree. That showcase yesterday was fantastic. I'm as hyped for Spidey 2 and God of War Ragnarok as I am for Splatoon 3 and Breath of the Wild 2. Great time to be a gamer!
at 1 minute: ancient farts, and underwater debts. Plot twist: Samus is an alien and has been exploring Earth and its contemporary politics all along.
I started to watch it but then stopped. I feel like it really started to spoil things.
One of the fun things about Metroid games is discovering power-ups for the first and figuring them out - not seeing every single one in action before you play the game.
@Pikman I also don't feel the hype, and grew up playing Metroid 3 on SNES and then every others (except Primes). Maybe because to me the 2D Metroids had a higher sense of mistery.
But I really enjoyed Metroid 2 Samus Returns on 3DS, so I think I will enjoy this one as soon as I start playing it.
@JohnnyC the last part of the showcase was fantastic when it came to PS Studios. Everything else was a complete snooze. They should have just showcased their studios and left the rest out, plus KOTOR.
I agree with @friendly though, Nintendo was able to get me excited in 4 minutes when it took Sony over 30 minutes.
Anyone else think this is the best suit Samus has had yet?
@progx To be honest, I didn't watch the whole showcase, just the trailers for the games I want after it was over, but those were great! I do the same with Nintendo Directs sometimes, as even the best ones have their share of filler.
One of the best for sure.... still like the fusion suit the most though
@JohnnyC but spidey 2 and god of war 2 might take another 2 years or more for all we know, since there wasn’t shown a release window, and Sony is known for delays after announcements. So I’m not hyped for those two.
The only game that interested me was Forspoken, because it got a release window not incredibly far off (spring 2022).
I’ll start the hype for those games in a year or so probably.
@KeyBladeMaster-Dan I would agree only if we talk about the blue appearance, the one represented on the amiibo. Something about the yellow/orange appearance isn't clicking on me.
I'm not sure if it has a name, but I refer to it as the Dread Suit.
The only thing I’m disappointed about is the locations. Looking like it’s just gonna be the usual fire place, jungle place, ice place, etc etc.
At this rate, the next video drop will show the final boss and the game’s ending.
I didn’t watch it, nor the last one.
@Crockin Good point. I haven’t played it recently, but Fussion was that way with the different labs/sectors.
Well, Time to block Nintendo again. I knew after the 1st trailer I was going to play it. No need to explain the whole game in a trailer.
I need to stop watching these, so many spoilers.
This game just continues to look absolutely amazing. It's crazy how the "metroid-like" genre is saturated at this point, and it seems like a new one comes out every few days, but it's a testament to Nintendo that people are still excited for a REAL Metroid game.
@Tandy255 nintendo doesn’t stray much from this formula these days, so I really appreciate when they do.
Still can't wait for it
@Perryg92 Same. On one hand, I’m thrilled and excited to play this next installment. On the other, there’s a bit of reluctance to swoon over the graphics on display. Ori ruined the wow factor of many games for me. Once you’ve seen how good a game can look, you start to wish all looked the same. I felt the same way after playing Trine 2 long ago, hoping to someday see a sequel to Metroid in that level of detail and lighting.
The part that I always find funny is how she is invariably described as the universe's greatest bounty hunter, but she generally comes across as some random chick that always gets lost or stranded in space.
I would love to play a Metroidvania that is about an actual bounty hunter. Megaman is almost more of a bounty hunter than Samus.
Those emmi encounters look super annoying. The narrator was annoying. The cut scene for picking up high jump boots was annoying. lol I'm annoyed at this game lmfao.
Why is Kraid back? I get that recurring characters are good for a series, but I don't understand story-wise why they resurrected this particular character and shoved him on an entirely different planet.
Very corny voice-over, but a good trailer!
Hot hot hot! Going to watch this 10 times in a row 😍😍😍
THE UK TRAILER WITHOUT NARRATION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSctyvQwNY&t=0
@BloodNinja Why are you so negative? We get it, you hate the game, perhaps it's time to move on?
I love it...I love the Metroid 2d series..I was absolute stunned by the announcement of a new 2d Metroid follow up...but....that heavy marketing thing that is currently going on always feels a bit suspicious...I always thought that a super good product doesn't need marketing. btw, the Voice-over was pretty cheesy imho.
I wonder why one could approve that. We'll see in just a month if the hype is real! Looking forward to it, but certainly without my pink glasses.
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Feeling the hype, but I'm not watching the trailer or any other trailer they put out. I want to go into this as cold as I can. I'm doing the same for SMT V.
I know I'm going to get it and play it and enjoy it but it doesn't seem to be challenging itself to meet the high standards that indie Metroidvanias have set the last few years. It seems a little stuck in its own way, graphically and level design wise, though I can't say the same for the combat until I've tried it. Imagine a Metroid game with stylized hand drawn graphics, gorgeous lighting effects, and alien environments besides the typical ship/rock/ice/fire/plants. I just feel like after such a long wait, and as such a huge fan, they could have squeezed a bit more from the creativity department, but I'm really hoping to apologize for being wrong about that after I've beaten it.
@BloodNinja Kraid is back because it's a cool set piece and fan service basically. Most people will enjoy it. You won't. That's fine.
UK TRAILER (NO DUMB NARRATION) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSctyvQwNY&t=0
@Kidfunkadelic83 This might be my problem too, I didn’t realIse. I hate the unnecessary stress, then you die and do it again and again until you fluke it and it’s gotten a bit boring…
With all the marketing poured into this one, a Metroid game at that, I’m starting to think this must be Nintendo’s big holiday game. Bummer because I was sure we had a new DK game coming in for a stealth drop for Holiday ‘21.
@Clarice It would have been cooler if there was some story-beat explaining it, instead of just $60 fan-service.
@Friendly Actual gameplay, available this year. Not over bloated garbage. Or a season pass. A playable game day one. Totally agree
I love their marketing for this. Dread deserves to be in the spotlight. Is it too much? Honestly, nah not at all. They show enough to detail just a sample of what will be in game. All skills? There are definitely surprises in store. October 8th is not far away.
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This will kick the indie Metroidvania's out of the park. The last time Nintendo did a new 2d Metroid was 19 years ago and Metroid Fusion still holds up.
If they used hand-drawn graphics on Dread, people would complain it looks cheap.
Edit: After having played games like Hollow Knight and Axiom Verge and being heavily disappointed in them after all the hype, I don't think Metroid Dread has to do miracles to beat them. Axiom Verge especially was downright bad.
Edit 2: I think I'll be giving Hollow Knight a second chance...
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@BloodNinja I just checked, the Japanese version is even worse and filled to the brim with narration.
I really recommend the UK version: it has no narration plus you miss all the awesome sound effects and music if you mute it! 😎
@BloodNinja @Clarice Yeah, the reason why some of the classic enemies are back is because of Yoshio Sakamoto. The guy who's been directing Metroid since Super Metroid. He's the guy who's been keeping the series alive somewhat, besides the Prime games but I think he played a producing/supervisor role in them.
As for the classic enemies, it's a Nintendo thing and they do it with most of their franchises, so send all your complaints to the company if you see it that much as an issue.
I mean, even Doom re-uses some of it's old enemies and I don't see people complaining, so why now all of a sudden?
What prolific video game series do you know that doesn't do that?
@Cia if you were disappointed in Hollow Knight then we're just different kind of gamers I think. What about Ori? Personally I think Fusion is one of my least favorite Metroids because of its linearity, many of the enemy designs and how they keep coming back if you don't absorb their energy, and the obscurity of finding your way to some next objectives. I still love it and I know that's an unpopular opinion so I don't speak it too often I just think there's lots of room for improvement in that game. Also I don't think I've heard anyone complain about Hollow Knight or Ori's graphics/aesthetics, hand drawn would have offered a lot more uniqueness and character instead of sterile and flat 3D models.
Ugh. My plan was to cancel my preorder, and save this for a Christmas game, but it looks SO good. Decisions, decisions…
@BloodNinja wait, have you played the game? Or how are you sure there isn’t a story-beat explaining it?
@Friendly I get that, but personally I think both look great and am looking forward to them, same as I was when I saw the trailer for BOTW2 a couple of years ago even though that was miles off.
Perhaps you should buy one of the crappy indie Metroidvania's instead of Dread, if the trailer narrator annoys you (now there's a valid point of criticism). Wait, Metroid...vania? Do they owe something to certain series?
@JohnnyC that’s true
@Cia Not sure why you’re talking to me about that, seems like a separate issue. I was talking about the Dread trailer being annoying, which it is.
@fafonio I asked a question about if there is a story beat or not, so I don’t know what to tell you, as I haven’t gotten an answer yet.
Another good trailer, love all the marketing they're doing for Dread. Game looks great, can't wait!
@russell-marlow It’s not a complaint, just wondering if it made sense or if they shoe-horned it in. I’m thinking the latter.
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@BloodNinja Dunno, man. It's not something I would nitpick about. Every Nintendo game franchise from Mario to Zelda has familiar reoccurring enemies that the developers decided they would keep because they like them and everyone sees them as iconic in some way. It's kind of like how in every iconic super hero story they always have reoccurring villain that has become a memorable adversary to them.
If it makes you feel better, most of the Prime games have unique boss enemies, aside from Ridley returning, and we've never seen some of them from the first three Metroid games. So there's that.
TBH I preferred trailer 2 with atmospheric music and gameplay rather than this one with naff lines like "morph into a ball with the morph ball"
@ryu_san for anyone watching the trailer: DON'T watch the Joe Biden one. That one has narration.
The UK version doesn't, like the game itself:
@Clarice thanks for the tip to watch the UK Nintendo channel version instead - much better!
@ryu_san no problem, hopefully Nintendolife puts the proper one in the actual news article as well.
Did no one at Nintendo realise the voiceover gets Samus’s name wrong at about 1.05? 🤣 #Samsa
Well, this was an odd comment thread.
Wish I hadn’t watched this the trailer, I also like to be surprised and discover stuff for myself.
I take it this will be physical on day one?
@HamatoYoshi monster hunter rise and bowser's fury are mine so far.
Now watch as like 3 of you actually buy the game when it releases!
Not that I'd blame any of you, it looks ultra dull.
I need to hear the screw attack in big wide screen map!
This looks truly amazing, like the best in the series...possibly. I cannot wait for this.
@KIRO Yes, pre orders opened months ago.
Everything about this game looks phenomenal! From the gameplay and story to the sick as* visuals, I'm beyond hyped
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