On a remote alien planet, a mechanical menace awaits that will push even the galaxy’s greatest bounty hunter to her limit. Join Samus Aran on her deadliest 2D adventure yet in Metroid Dread on Nintendo Switch.
To complete Samus’ mission, navigate your way through the depths of a sprawling planet full of unique environments, perilous danger and mysterious secrets. Use new and familiar abilities to traverse these labyrinths, consult the map to find your way and dispatch hostile enemies in your path using powerful weapons.
As you freely explore the planet, you’ll encounter locked doors, ledges out of reach and areas too hazardous for Samus to safely venture into. By acquiring power-ups and upgrades, you’ll not only overcome these obstacles, but also discover new paths and shortcuts through the environment.
Between revisiting regions to explore previously-inaccessible areas and fighting the many larger monsters ZDR is home to, getting off the planet won’t be easy. Especially since the missing E.M.M.I. are far more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined…
Samus always has her trusty Arm Cannon to hand but as she explores planet ZDR, she’ll discover additional weapons and abilities that’ll help her uncover the truth about her mission.
Tireless, relentless, merciless. Corrupted by unknown forces and no longer controlled by the Federation, the E.M.M.I. robots that stalk the depths of planet ZDR have only one goal: eliminate Samus Aran.
Lurking within designated E.M.M.I. Zones around the planet, these deadly machines are always on the hunt. Explore areas where E.M.M.I. are active carefully to avoid detection – if you’re spotted, the chances of survival are slim so get ready to run!
Samus’ speed, agility and new Phantom Cloak can keep her one step ahead of the E.M.M.I., but it’ll take something more powerful to stop them for good.
Deep within each E.M.M.I. Zone lies the means to temporarily enable the Omega Cannon – the only weapon capable of destroying an E.M.M.I. robot. Keep a steady hand and a steadier nerve while using it though or you’ll never live to fight another day...
Take on the mission your way with additional difficulty modes*! On top of the Normal and unlockable Hard difficulty modes, you can challenge yourself with Dread Mode** where just a single hit means the end of the road for Samus. Alternatively, ease yourself into the exploration of planet ZDR with Rookie Mode, where several adjustments have been made, including reduced damage from bosses and recovery items providing more Energy and Missile ammo than usual.
You can also face off against the toughest battles from Samus' mission one after another in Boss Rush mode*. Complete the game on any difficulty to unlock Boss Rush, or complete Dread Mode and give yourself the ultimate challenge with the ultra-tough Dread Rush!
New amiibo featuring Samus Aran in her Power Suit from Metroid Dread and an E.M.M.I. robot (available as a two-pack, sold separately) can be used in-game for the following effects:
**Dread Mode is unlocked upon completion of Hard Mode.