Metroid Dread
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Well, this is a nice surprise! If you haven't already picked up Metroid Dread on the Switch, Nintendo has now released a free demo on the Switch eShop - allowing you to try before you buy.

This Halloween, suit up as Samus Aran and see what goes bump in the night on planet ZDR with a fun-sized bite of the Metroid™ Dread game. Download the free demo now from or Nintendo eShop on your device!

Experience the eerie isolation of a remote alien world, face a relentless mechanical menace, and power your way through a section of what Shacknews calls “a sci-fi blast of brilliance that fans and newcomers alike will more than likely enjoy.”

If you need more Metroid Dread in your treat bucket, you can pick up the full game today.

If you would like to purchase a digital copy of the game, it's available for $59.99/£49.99/€59.99 or your regional equivalent. Will you be trying out this demo? Have you already picked up the full game? Leave a comment down below.