As part of an initial promotion for Metroid Fear, Nintendo has produced some pretty neat ‘reports’ showcasing different aspects of the game, along with input from the development team. The latest update focuses on the seven aspects of the game and the story that define the 2D story – without the Prime thing here, in other words.
What we have is a combination of knowledge, game details and even a brief history lesson, which we have produced below. So, without further ado …
1. Samus Aran
The main character of Samus Aran is a super skilled bounty hunter who alone faces and defeats various galaxy threats. He is said to be the strongest fighter in the galaxy.
Samus is famous all over the galaxy, but few know his true identity.
Metroid Dread Dev Team – Many people know Samus from the Super Smash Bros. series. . (By the way, Samus’ Zero Suit fighter who also appears in Super Smash Bros. is the same Samus, but without his Power Suit.)
In the Metroid Dread game, Samus’ costume seems to have changed a bit from the previous mission. In the Metroid Fusion game, Samus’ suit changes dramatically after the emergency removal of pieces eroded by parasite X and the life-saving injection of Metroid vaccine-producing an organic appearance for his suit. Now, the suit is gradually returning to its original mechanical Power Suit form.
This mysterious floating life form has a terrifying ability to cling to other organisms and absorb its energy.
Originally, Metroid was artificially created by Chozo – an intelligent species with a vision for galaxy harmony – to destroy the dangerous X parasitic life forms found on planet SR388.
A number of people have sought to use Metroid firearms because of their energy -absorbing ability, which has made this species a source of some conflict in the past.
Samus is sent to planet SR388 by the Galactic Federation on a mission to exterminate Metroid. He successfully completes his mission and returns with Metroid hatching. Since Samus was the first creature of the saw to hatch, the “baby Metroid” prints it out and trusts Samus to be his mother. Soon, this Metroid will be a source of conflict with the Space Pirates. In the next battle, this Metroid will dare to sacrifice himself to save Samus. This species will become completely extinct after one of Samus’s later missions.
By the time of the Metroid Dread game event, the Metroid species was no more.
Metroid Dread Dev Team – You may not know if you’ve never played the series, but this character who looks like a jellyfish is a drop of “Metroid.” I’m sure some of you thought Samus ’character was named Metroid?
The name “Metroid” comes from the word Chozo which means “main fighter.”
Although Metroid was extinct at the time of the Metroid Dread game event, it would be fun to speculate on what their role is in this adventure.
3. 35 years
To date, the history of the Metroid series spans 35 years, starting with the original Metroid game released in 1986 for the Family Computer Disk System in Japan. The game would later launch in North America and Europe for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987 and 1988.
The original game begins the story of what is commonly referred to as the “Metroid 2D series,” which tells the story of Samus Aran’s extraordinary and intertwined fate from the mysterious Metroid. The game Metroid Dread concludes the arc of this story.
For more than 35 years, the Metroid 2D series has been played over the years, ahead of the Metroid Dread game:
Metroid (JP: 1986 / NA: 1987)
The original Metroid game tells the story of a battle that took place between Samus and the Space Pirates on the planet Zebes. Later, the game will be remade and developed as a Metroid: Zero Mission game for the Game Boy Advance ™ system.
Original NES games can be played on the Nintendo Switch ™ system via the Nintendo Entertainment System app – Nintendo Switch Online *.
Metroid II (1991)
Samus is sent by the Galaxy Federation to eradicate the dangerous Metroid found on the planet SR388. He returns from his mission by hatching a printed Metroid. This entry was later recreated and expanded with the game Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS ™ system family.
Super Metroid (1994)
Space Pirates return to steal Metroid hatch for their own evil purposes. Samus must once again travel to the planet Zebes to regain the hatch and stop the Space Pirate threat.
Super Metroid games are available to play on the Nintendo Switch system through the Super Nintendo Entertainment System app – Nintendo Switch Online *.
Metroid Fusion (2002)
On the orbiting Biological Space Laboratory (BSL) station, Samus fights many frightening forms of X parasites – life forms that are capable of overcoming organic creatures and mimicking their hosts entirely based on their genetic information. One of its forms is SA-X, a deadly Samus imitator in his Power Suit with full force.
Metroid Dread Dev Team – We developed the games Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid: Samus Returns, which are remakes of the first two games in the series, but it’s been 19 years since new titles were launched in this saga – which means we’ve kept you waiting for more than half of history 35 the whole year of the series to see what happens next. As such, we have spent a lot of what we have prepared, and we are sure everyone will be able to enjoy this game with many surprises.
There will be an introduction to the story at the beginning of the game, so those who haven’t played the other series can jump in and feel right at home.
The games in the Metroid series don’t follow a linear “cleaning the stage” preparation – they’re exploratory action games where you traverse a sophisticated world that’s like a maze. By picking up new items and weapons along the way, you can expand the area you can visit, allowing you to explore new destinations and find alternative routes. Map reading and navigation skills can help.
The map itself has also evolved. Where previous maps used a simple cell -based display, this new map has become a more detailed navigation tool that can show things like different terrain.
This function allows you to highlight and see the same type of icon on all area maps. It is very useful when looking for a new place you can explore after acquiring the ability.
Place up to six different color markers wherever you want on the map. These markers will also appear on your minimum map during the game.
You can zoom in and out on the map map to see things better.
Hidden item hints
A glowing spot on the map indicates there are hidden items in that range.
Expand the map minimally
During normal play, pressing the Left Direction Button on the Joy-Con ™ controller will expand your view of the minimal map in the upper right corner of the screen.
Metroid Dread Dev Team – Since the Metroid game series is all about exploration, it was clear to us that the map – the basis of exploration – would be an important thing for us to focus on. This new map is reinforced from previous traditional maps in terms of appearance and function, which we think will make exploring the world feel smoother than ever before.
In addition, players can enjoy greater freedom when exploring compared to previous installments, which may encourage you to try new strategies every time you play.
5. Arsenal and abilities
Samus weapons include a variety of weapons. Power Beam is his standard Arm Cannon attack, a powerful missile attack but limited by how much Samus can carry, and his bomb can tear down certain walls and obstacles.
In addition to his weapons, Samus’ physical abilities and special abilities will increase as he explores and discovers new abilities.
By empowering, Samus is able to pass through previously blocked doors, as well as pass through obstacles and areas to continue his journey.
Metroid Dread Dev Team – Each time Samus came to power, his painful strength and agility would increase. There will be more doors he can open, walls he can smash, and paths he can go through.
With progress like this, you might see roads and obstacles with a different light than you did before – and we believe players holding the controls can also feel the same growth alongside Samus.
6. The Chozo
Chozo is known as a very intelligent species capable of developing incredible technology. Their main mission is to achieve lasting harmony in the galaxy.
Once a strong force with intelligence and military might, their position has been getting weaker over the years. Now, only a handful of them can be seen, and this living Chozo is mostly trying to avoid attention.
Chozo relics – like the ancient ruins of their former civilization – have been found in several locations across the galaxy.
Metroid Dread Dev Team – In fact, Samus equipment – such as the Power Suit and Arm Cannon – is Chozo’s technology. When Samus was young, he lost his parents and home in a tragic incident and was raised by Chozo on the planet Zebes.
During that time, he received a Chozo DNA transplant, which allowed him to adapt to an environment that was otherwise harsh for humans.
On the planet ZDR, where the Metroid Dread game takes place, there are various implications to be found around the Chozo civilization, which may be related to the game’s story in some way.
7. Parasite X
This parasitic life form is one of the most deadly in the universe. It can inhabit living or dead organic creatures and use their host’s genetic information to fully mimic them.
The Metroid species was created by Chozo to destroy X. Thanks to Samus, X has been reduced to cosmic dust along with its original planet, SR388.
Metroid Dread Dev Team – The story in this game begins with a mysterious transmission that implies X – which Samus suffered greatly and is thought to have been ruined in the Metroid Fusion game – may still be there.
Is X still out there, or is there something else? Please see for yourself.
That’s it for this report, lots of neat details for old and new fans. Let us know what you think, and maybe make wild speculations about how this will happen from the Metroid Fusion storyline.