Metroid: Dread, Today (15), Big N revealed during Nintendo Direct at E3 2021 that it is working on a new 2D Metroid, called Metroid: Dread (being revealed as Metroid 5 initially), which arrives on the 8th of October at Switch.
Following what we saw in Metroid: 3DS Samus Returns, the game will bring a 2.5D perspective and lots of Super Metroid-style mechanics. Check out the trailer:
According to Sakamoto, the idea of Metroid Dread came 15 years ago and who is developing the game is Mercurysteam (Metroid: Samus Returns). The gameplay will keep the classic gameplay, but with more improvements and refinement.
On the game’s website some details were also revealed: free aim (in motion too), new slide mechanic and new Spider Magnet ability (to climb and hang on walls).
Metroid: Dread will arrive on Nintendo Switch on October 8, 2021.