Metroid Dread Metroid Dread[a] is an action-adventure game developed by MercurySteam and Nintendo EPD, released on October 8, 2021, for the Nintendo Switch. Players control bounty hunter Samus Aran as she investigates the source of a mysterious transmission, the planet ZDR. It retains the side-scrolling gameplay of previous 2D Metroid games and incorporates stealth elements. Dread was conceived for the Nintendo DS in the mid-2000s, but was canceled due to technical limitations. Industry commentators expressed interest in a new 2D Metroid game, and listed Dread in their "most wanted" lists. After their work on Metroid: Samus Returns in 2017, Metroid producer Yoshio Sakamoto appointed MercurySteam to develop Dread, the first original side-scrolling Metroid game since Metroid Fusion (2002). Nintendo announced the game at E3 2021. Metroid Dread received generally favorable reviews. Latest News See All News No items found. Latest Images See All Images No items found. Latest Videos See All Videos No items found.