So I just added our new official Metroid Dread section today. (Yes, I am fully aware there isn’t a Smash Bros. Ultimate page on here yet, and frankly not sure when it will be added but it’s in the cards!)

 

The page is similar to all our other game sections. As we acquire more content, it will be added accordingly. This includes more photos, screenshots, music, scans, and anything else you can expect to find from our site. You can access it by either clicking our main slideshow banner at the top of our site OR you can click on the main menu “Original Series.”

 

UPDATE: Menu is fixed. If it’s not working properly, try clearing cache/cookies.

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Nintendo has released Volume 3 of their Metroid Dread report. The title is “Seven Points that Define the 2D Saga.” View it here.

The report focuses on Samus’s history and her abilities, as well as gameplay and the timeline (with Other M myseriously absent). It even makes this statement:

This statement is entirely, 100% untrue. Even if you give them the benefit of the doubt, even if you say “the Prime saga is separate” – which technically it is –  it completely ignores Other M, which came out in 2010. What does “being an interquel” have anything to do with it? It was a new game. It came out 11 years ago. As far as we know, it was part of the game’s canonical timeline. End of story.

It’s very difficult for me to interpret this as anything other than Nintendo actively attempting to de-canonize the game. The webpage also shows Metroid 1, 2, 3, and 4 and makes mention of Zero Mission and Samus Returns. Why ignore Other M?

Drama aside, new screenshots!

The upcoming Volume 4 plans to focus on the game’s story so I guess we will see once and for all if Nintendo considers Other M not worthy of ever being mentioned again in any public materials.

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Click Image to Pre-Order Dark Samus @ Best Buy

Dark Samus & Ridley are getting retailer exclusive reprints that you can pre-order now! If you missed out on them the first time around, or if you are a new Metroid fan and want to start your Metroid-Amiibo collection, now is the time!

Click Image to Pre-Order Ridley @ GameStop

Dark Samus is a Best Buy exclusive & Ridley is GameStop exclusive.

 

While these retailer exclusive shenanigans sound silly to us, at least they’re getting a second release. Both Amiibos are scheduled to release on October 8, 2021; the same date as Metroid Dread, which makes their integration with Metroid Dread a possibility.

 

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In a newly released ad, Nintendo uses Metroid Dread gameplay to reveal their new OLED Switch model. While this isn’t the rumored “Switch Pro” that most have been expecting, this new model offers a 7-inch OLED screen, a sturdy adjustable stand (for better viewing-angles in tabletop mode), a dock with a wired LAN port, 64 GB of internal storage, and better speakers for enhanced audio for a MSRP of $349.99.

We just can’t help but feel that this new OLED Switch is meant to evoke the design of the E.M.M.I.

 

It’s also nice to see Nintendo continue to push Metroid Dread in their ads and on their website news for their new OLED Switch.

 

From Nintendo’s official news feed:

 

Nintendo Switch (OLED model) launches on Oct. 8, the same day as the Metroid Dread game, the next entry in the 2D Metroid saga that kicked off with the original Metroid on NES. With the vibrant OLED screen and enhanced audio, embarking on the latest adventure of intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in Metroid Dread while playing in handheld or tabletop mode will feel even more immersive.

 

Both Metroid Dread and this new OLED Switch will Launch on October 8th 2021.

Click to view the official website.

 

 

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Nintendo has updated their official Metroid website with Volume 2 of their Metroid Dread coverage.

 

The volume does a deep dive on the Extraplanetary Multiform Mobile Identifier, also known as E.M.M.I.

There’s lots of new videos in the breakdown as well as some new direct-feed screenshots:

What are you waiting for? Go check it out.

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