This Metroid 2D was being rumoured for some months but actually Metroid Dread had already leaked with full title … more than 15 years ago!
The first information regarding Metroid Dread dates back to 2005 when Game Informer magazine included Metroid Prime in the list of video games that Nintendo had for the event that same year. Although the game did not appear at the event, an IGN journalist later came out to assure that Metroid Dread was real, was in development and would be shown the following year, in 2006.
But E3 2006 came and Nintendo went through it without leaving the Metroid Dread ad . The years progressed and this sequel to Metroid Fusion was falling into oblivion to remain as a game that Nintendo had canceled or that, directly, had never existed. And so it was until yesterday when the Japanese company announced Metroid Dread to the world, as it had leaked 16 years ago .
The highlight is that it has been the franchise’s own producer, Yoshio Sakamoto, who has spoken about all these leaks, ensuring that they were real. The idea for Metroid Dread, he explains, arose more than 15 years ago, but was discarded at the time because ” the technology of then did not allow to bring the concept to life properly. ” That is why Metroid Dread has had to wait all this time to become a reality.
DIRECTOR YOSHIO SAKAMOTO TALKS ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAME
Immediately after presenting Metroid Dread to the general public , Nintendo has published a rich insight into the new two-dimensional chapter of the series that reveals the origins of the game and the background of development.
After 19 years from the last chapter in 2D, the new Metroid Dread will make its debut on the Nintendo Switch as a direct sequel to Metroid Fusion and will conclude the five-act saga that narrates the intertwined adventures of the bounty hunter Samus Aran and the Metroids. In the game, Samus will head to a mysterious planet in an attempt to escape from a new mechanical threat, the robot EMMI.
Announced for the first time in 2005 for the Nintendo DS and brought back to life in 2010 by the famous developer of the series Yoshio Sakamoto, Metroid Dread experienced a troubled development and often conditioned by the technical limitations of the consoles of the time. Disappeared from the radar for over a decade and surrounded by rumours, the game is definitively resurrected on the occasion of the Nintendo Direct of E3 2021.
The video game is scheduled to arrive on Nintendo Switch on October 8, 2021 .