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 team at Bethesda. The studio has congratulated Nintendo on the launch of the new Metroid on social media, sharing a cracking piece of art featuring the Doom Slayer replacing Samus as the box art star.
Here's a comparison between the piece and Nintendo's official cover:
Of course, Doomguy now has all the more reason to be associated with Nintendo's own big guns after being revealed as a Mii Fighter costume for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate earlier this week. Matches between DOOM's protagonist and Metroid's Samus will soon be a real possibility – what a crazy world, eh?
Have you picked up a copy of Metroid Dread today? Make sure to let us know in our launch day poll.
Could they please make a physical Doom Eternal release so I can buy their game please…
Lol nice marketing. Don’t forget doom eternal is on Switch. Still, cute gesture when taken from a celebration context.
Pretty cool. I'd love to see some artwork of Samus and the Doomslayer standing side by side taking on the combined forces of space pirates and demons. Actually maybe I'll just draw that myself.
These two would be the most intimidating power couple in history.
Very wholesome! Love when companies do stuff like this.
@Friendly YES! Give me another reason to spend more money on Doom!!!!
OMG! I love it! Really wholesome.
Bethesda, i see what you did there 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁.. those pics looks similar.
@Ryu_Niiyama yep lovely way to get a bit of free marketing all the while looking like you’re doing a nice thing. Win win for Bethesda lol
@Ralizah Samus and Doomslayer together?????
Sign me up
Release Doom Eternal physical on switch or go home Bethesda.
Trying to understand how to get a Marauder into the right range so you can do a stun on him doesn’t look so bad in comparison to QTE or die.
@GrailUK @Ristul @Friendly
At least is not cloud.
Let me buy a physical version of DOOM ETERNAL, gotdammit.
If they release a physical version of DOOM ETERNAL on Switch, this should be the alternate cover art.
Bethesda should make a 2D side scrolling Doom.
Classy of Bethesda
It would actually be freaking awesome to have some kind of DOOM/Metroid crossover!
Here's hoping Isabelle doesn't notice.
@Ralizah And just like that, you've broken DeviantArt....
@Friendly I'm hoping they do it or LRG does it. I got Doom 64 and Doom: The Classics Collection from Limited Run Games. So I own all Doom games physically on Switch except for Eternal.
It looks pretty cool, and is a great way to celebrate the launch of a new entry in one of Nintendo's most action packed franchises. Pretty slick artwork. On that topic, I love Metroid Dread's box art. That one will sure look nice on my shelf.
@ModdedInkling I am sure she is fine with that. Doom guy and Isabelle are best friends. Samus and Doom guy (or slayer) will be like romantically linked with one another. I think that is like the fan art
Samus and Doom would be a great marriage lol. They actually fit well together.
@Gwynbleidd i feel you. i’d easily pay 60 bucks for a physical edition that had a big card (64Gb) with everything on it.
@Ralizah This needs to happen!
@NEStalgia Come on - the DeviantArt egg was broken from the moment it came out and the DoomSlayer yoke has definitely been all over Samus on there for quite some time.
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