Nintendo has released a new short trailer for Metroid Dread that provides a glimpse into the game’s history.
Nintendo officially announced Metroid Dread at the Nintendo Direct show at E3 2021 in June, 16 years after the game was first reported in the media.
Dread, again co-developed with Mercury Steam (Samus Returns) and released in October, continues the story of the post-Metroid Fusion heroine Samus, exploring a strange new planet alone and being haunted by a sinister EMMI.
“Continuing the saga that began in 1986 with Metroid and continued in Metroid II, Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion, this is the first new story and new episode in 19 years,” Metroid series producer Yoshio Sakamoto said during the game’s announcement in June.
“The show is about a supernatural relationship between Metroid and Samus, but this game will complete this arc.”
The Metroid series officially turns 35 this week. The longtime adventures of bounty hunter Samus Aran began on August 6, 1986, when the original Metroid was released on the Famicom disc system in Japan.