Metroid Dread, a recreation greater than 15 years in the making, is lastly releasing this 12 months from Nintendo. Not solely does the new entry in the collection revive a mission initially conceived for the DS however it picks up story threads left over from 2002’s Metroid Fusion for the Game Boy Advance. But, whereas Metroid Dread definitely seems like a 2D blast from the previous, this new side-scroller is definitely primed to discover Samus’ future, in response to recreation designer Yoshio Sakamoto.
“Continuing the saga that began in 1986 with Metroid and continued through Metroid II, Super Metroid, and Metroid Fusion, this is the first new story and new episode for the series in 19 years,” Sakamoto stated of Metroid Dread in a developer diary launched after the Nintendo Direct. “The series has chronicles the uncanny relationship between Metroids [parasitic life-forms that can we weaponized] and the heroine Samus, but this game will mark and end to that story arc.”
Indeed, for these questioning when in Samus’ timeline this new recreation takes place, one solely has to look to the “Metroid 5” Nintendo teased on the display (prone to troll followers ready for Metroid Prime 4 information) to see that it’s set after each different Metroid recreation in the collection, together with Fusion, which is technically “Metroid 4.” While it’s unclear what number of years have handed between Fusion and Dread, we all know that the Metroids have all been destroyed by this level however the extra just lately found X parasite stays a risk.
In reality, it’s the potential resurgence of the X parasite, which Samus seemingly destroyed in Fusion, that convinces the Galactic Federation to ship a unit of EMMI (Extraplanetary Multiform Mobile Identifiers) to the distant planet ZDR.