During The Game Awards last December, Nintendo's title Metroid Dread won the best "action/adventure" game. It managed to beat Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Psychonauts 2, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Resident Evil Village.
At the time, Nintendo of America's president Doug Bowser accepted the award on behalf of the development team. In an update on social media, this same award has now "finally" arrived at the MercurySteam office in Spain.
The MercurySteam account shared the following shot of the award, and various other team members such as lead programmers, character artists and developer's co-owner, Jose Dario Halle, showed it off on Twitter:
Creative Director, Jose Luis Márquez, also used the moment as an opportunity to once again thank Metroid fans around the world and said it was an award for fans and supporters of the game as well:
Last month, Metroid Dread received a free update - adding a brutal Dread Mode difficulty that ends the game if you get hit. The team also added in a new Rookie Mode - featuring increased recovery and less damage from bosses.
Apart from this Metroid Dread update, MercurySteam has already announced its next "multiplatform global release". It's described as a third-person action RPG and is set in a dark fantasy world. MercurySteam is teaming up with Digital Bros, a division of the publisher 505 Games.
MercurySteam is also currently hiring:
Apart from being an award-winning game, Metroid Dread has enjoyed strong sales. The last sales update in February was focused on how the game was about to become the best-selling entry in the series - with over 2.74 million sales in the first few months.
In our Nintendo Life review, we gave the game 10 out of 10 stars - calling it a triumphant return for Samus and MercurySteam.
Have you played this Nintendo Switch game yet? Leave a comment down below.
I like their take on Metroid, both of them, what can I say..
At least they got it at all! Remember that story from a week or two ago that the TGA trophy for the developers of Celeste somehow ended up on eBay?
Congrats, all their hard work has finally paid off.
Thank you and well done, mercury steam!
Well deserved! Just next time, please give credit to all your developers MercurySteam, even the ones that worked part time.
And to all those people we didn’t credit, this award is also yours. Enjoy!
Haven’t played the game yet, but I’m sure it’s well deserved.
Must be bittersweet for the former staff members quoted in this article.
Great game but if you make another Metroid title, please consider for a better soundtrack. It would be better to not have a music like ambience in the levels but memorable. The music in boss fights was good. Thank you.
Is this an official statement? Like, can I add it to my resume?
Dread is a wonderful. It carries all the love and respect the franchise deserves. I'm waiting for more!
Congratulations to all workers involved, including the ones who haven't been duly credited.
Congrats! See you next mission
Haven't beaten the game yet but congrats to all the MercurySteam staff!
I see that fernado had to weight a long time for his award to arrive!
Well deserved, congratulations!!
Now, get it together, correct the few management issues you guys have and start development on the next one with the clear objective to make it twice as long, Thank you
Does anyone know the date boss rush mode arrives? Will be a great incentive to revisit this great game
Too bad many employees left during development because of the working conditions and weren't credited in the game. Another Naughty Dog.
In glad they didn't get game of the year.. The game was terrible and got my money back the next day
@Kainbrightside Im glad you like the game .. me i hated it.. I'll stick to the best game of the series super metroid
@Banjo- agreed that is another reason i took the game back and atleast i got my money back and will never buy from them again
I still havent finished it yet! I really got stuck into it and loved it but then stopped...! Need to get back to it before it slips off my radar for good
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