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Metroid Dread Report Vol. 7: Secrets of the Chozo

The new Dread Report has dropped and it’s all about the Chozo species and their involvement in this new Chapter of Metroid. While brief, it definitely leaves us with more questions than answers. October 8th feels so far! Vol.7 of the Dread Report ends with a tease of the next volume, planet ZDR!

 

Read the Dread Report Here:

 


Support this Metroid Dread themed LEGO Playset!

Our favorite LEGO Ideas creator, L-DI-EGO, is at it again, this time with a Metroid Dread themed playset titled, “METROID DREAD: E.M.M.I. CHASE

 

From the LEGO Ideas page:


Developed by Mercury Steam Entertainment, “Metroid Dread” is the upcoming 5th and final chapter in the (35 year-old!) genre-defining video game franchise “Metroid”, created by Nintendo.

This building toy features the main protagonist and the new antagonist from the game, plus a modular scenery based on the game’s “E.M.M.I. Zones”, which can be configured in multiple ways.
  • Includes a detailed minifigure of Samus Aran’s new Dread Power Suit. A wig hairpiece is also included to display her without her helmet.
  • Includes a collectable Samus’ “Dread” Morph Ball.
  • Includes a buildable E.M.M.I. figure with a high level of poseabilitty, featuring accurate articulation points.
  • Use the additional LEGO bricks to customize the E.M.M.I. as any of the variants that will be seen in “Metroid Dread”: Damaged, white, green, yellow, etc.
  • Use the introduced LEGO Metroid Modular Scenery System to create your own video game layout.
  • Assorted Modules include an E.M.M.I. Zone door, 2 E.M.M.I. Zone platforms, A small Artaria rock platform, an interactive Arm Cannon terminal and 5 Spider Magnet cubes. Decorative side elements include 4 background pilars, 2 handrail sections and a background exhaust/ventilation fan.
  • Only minifigures like Samus can step through the E.M.M.I. Zone door (This function has been tested with real LEGO elements).
  • Add the trans-red elements to the sides of the E.M.M.I. Zone door to display it as “locked”.
  • Use the new Spider Magnet (and the Clutch Power) ability to climb the trans-blue walls.
  • Use the additional elements to upgrade Samus’ arm cannon as the Omega Blaster or the Omega Stream.
  • Combine multiple copies of the set to build an even greater E.M.M.I. Zone.

 

Can you help Samus use the Speed Booster and the Shinespark so she can reach the final goal of 10,000 supporters in record time?

 

Support the project so they can achieve their newest mission accomplished at 100%

 

You can also check out L-DI-EGO’s Flickr acount for more HD images of this and other awesome LEGO projects of his.

 

 


Pre-order Dark Samus & Ridley Amiibos now!

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.

 


Nintendo’s uses Metroid Dread to Promote its new OLED Switch Model

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.

 

 


Metroid: Attack of Ridley (Live Action Short)

An awesome Metroid fan-film, “Metroid: Attack of Ridley” has just released. Starring Ainsley Bircher and directed by Devin Graham, this short film takes us on a trip to the ice planet, SR422. Beautifully shot and with some very cool special effects, this is a must watch. Make sure you watch the full film at the YouTube link below, like, subscribe & comment on their channel. Amazing work!


Metroid Amiibo’s Unlock Outfits in Miitopia (Switch)!

As in the 3DS version of Miitopia, 26 Nintendo-themed costumes can be unlocked by scanning amiibo figures in the newly released Switch version of the game. Scanning a compatible amiibo will unlock that character’s hat (or helmet) and clothes. Headwear and outfits can now be mixed with other amiibo costumes or any of the ones you have collected in the game.

 

Compatible Metroid Amiibo’s:

 

 

Thank you to @PepperPotts2012 on Twitter for bringing this to our attention and Nintendo Wire on YouTube for their thorough explanation!

 

 

 


Metroid (1986) is Getting its Own Hand-Drawn Game Guide

Brinstar East- preview of Philip Summers’ colorful, detailed, artwork for his upcoming Metroid guide.

 

Artist Philip Summers, whose hand-drawn game guides are some of my favorite homages to the games I grew up playing, is releasing an NES Metroid guide sometime this year. Philip’s Twitter account has been offering some previews, and even its own teaser trailer, for what is shaping up to be a another spectacular visual feast.

 

 

If you’re interested in acquiring a physical guide, make sure you follow Philip’s Twitter account for further updates and a release date because his past guides have sold out VERY fast! In the meantime, make sure you check out his other awesome NES guides for: Zelda, Ninja Gaiden, & Contra.

 

 

 


Metroid Prime: Samus Helmet Statue Launch Stream from F4F

 

First 4 Figures has just announced their latest Metroid Prime product, a massive Samus Helmet Statue!

 

 

Below is the YouTube launch stream link that becomes active on March 2, 2021.

 

 

F4F is also giving you a chance to  win your own Samus Helmet statue!

It’s awesome to see F4F continue to give Metroid some love.

 


Lego ideas Metroid set has reached its goal of 10k Supporters!

 

The Lego ideas Metroid Set, that we were excited to promote last May (at 873 supporters) has reached its goal of 10,000 supporters! Not only has this project reached its goal, but it has evolved into an amazing, all-in-one, package that pays homage to the history of Metroid with an assortment of creatures and ship designs.

 

To start, it will now be possible to create Samus’ Gunship from Metroid Prime & Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, all in the same set!

 

Metroid Prime Gunship

 

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Gunship

Ridley has been included!

Yes! Lego Ridley can hold Samus too!

 

…and a few of his other iterations:

Samus’ design has been revamped (ZSS now included!):

Other Cool Extras:

 

So what happens now? According to the Lego ideas website, the Metroid set will now go to expert review in which, I’m assuming, they will approach Nintendo to see if they give the green light to make the project a reality. Regardless of what happens, the success of this project sends the message to Nintendo that dedicated Metroid fans are on the ready to support their favorite bounty hunter, when she’s given the proper love & attention to detail that this project has demonstrated throughout.

 

The best of luck to stellar designer L-DI-EGO! For a more detailed account of the project, from its conception to now, visit its official Lego ideas site here. Also, make sure you check out the awesome HD pictures, of creator L-DI-EGO’s designs and work, at his Flickr account.

 

 


Metroid Game Anniversaries!

Greetings fellow Metroid aficionados, the month of November brings us much to celebrate!

 

 

 

 

With Metroid Prime (GC) launching on November 17, and Metroid Fusion (GBA) just one day later, on November 18, the year 2002 turned out to be quite an eventful one for Metroid fans.  2002, that’s 18 whole years ago! My, how time flies! What made the launch of these Metroid games extra special was that fans had been waiting 8 whole years for a new Metroid game; Super Metroid having been the last game in the series, released in 1994. To have two, amazing, Metroid games released a day apart was beyond glorious. Samus’ first foray into 3D was a resounding success for Nintendo & newcomer Retro Studios. Metroid Prime would go on to become one of the most highly revered games ever with its faithful transitioning of the series into 3D and Metroid Fusion quickly became a fan favorite with the iconic SA-X villain reversing Samus’ role of the hunter and making her the hunted.

 

 

 

One of the new suits introduced in Metroid Prime 2, the Light Suit assists Samus in enduring the hostile environments.

Thanks to the popularity and sales of the first Prime game, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GC) released just two years later on November 15, 2004. Not content to do the same game twice, Retro Studios took cues from The Legend of Zelda and created a Dark/Light world mechanic, they also ramped up the difficulty and introduced some of the most memorable (and difficult!) boss battles ever, for the Metroid series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, while we wait patiently for the next installment in the Metroid series, lets dust of those controllers and give these worlds a revisit. See you next mission!