One of the biggest surprises at Nintendo's E3 2021 Direct was the reveal of Metroid Dread, the first new 2D Metroid game in more than 19 years. Developed by Mercury Stream, the same developers who remade Metroid: Samus Returns, Metroid Dread marks the long-awaited return of Samus Aran as she investigates planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. Hunted by DNA extracting machines called E.M.M.I., Samus must use old and new abilities if she hopes to stay alive.
If you're a Metroid fan, I know you're excited to return to Samus' classic 2D roots in this brand new adventure coming very soon. So make sure you're ready to dive in on day one, you'll want to preorder the game right away. Well, you've come to the right place — here's how to preorder Metroid Dread
Preorder Metroid Dread physical copy
It's been years since we've had a new Metroid game, so whether you're a collector or just prefer to own physical games, you'll want to grab a copy to display on your shelf. Metroid Dread arrives on Oct. 8th, but you can secure a physical copy for yourself now. There's even a special edition that includes a steelbook case and an artbook.
Set into a Varia suit again
Metroid is finally back
Metroid Dread is the conclusion to the Metroid story we've been waiting for since Metroid Fusion. Make sure you have your copy now ahead of the game's Oct. 8 release.
Preorder Metroid Dread Special Edition
If you're really looking forward to Metroid Dread and would love to get some extras, you should check out the Special Edition. The game comes with a steelbook, art cards, and an art book. Get it while you can.
The Special Edition of Metroid Dread
Survive the Planet ZDR
Get some extra Samus goodies when you order Metroid Dread: Special Edition.
Preorder Metroid Dread digital copy
Sometimes switching cartridges on your Nintendo Switch is cumbersome — that's where a digital copy comes in handy, just remember to have an SD card with enough space on hand. Here's how to preorder a digital copy of Metroid Dread.
The digital version of Metroid Dread
Survive the Planet ZDR
Grab the digital version of Metroid Dread and enjoy the game no matter where you are, without having to handle any cartridges.
I can't wait to get my hands on Metroid Dread, after waiting almost 20 years since it was last referenced. It looks like it's shaping up to be a visual treat, and the return to 2D is guaranteed to put a smile on the face of many old-school fans and should make the wait for Metroid Prime 4 a little easier. It's sure to be one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch when it arrives on Oct. 8th.
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Zackery Cuevas is a writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. He likes playing video games, talking about video games, writing about video games, and most importantly, complaining about video games. If you're cool, you can follow me on Twitter @Zackzackzackery.