Metroid Dread Walkthrough and Strategy Guide Page containing all main storyline walkthroughs, side missions, boss guides, character guides, collectibles, enemy list, upgrade list, best weapons, best equipment, strategy guides, game databases, cheats, tips and tricks, post-game unlockables, new game plus unlockables, news and updates, and more. Metroid Dread is a single-player, action-adventure, and side-scroller Metroidvania game developed by MercurySteam and Nintendo EPD, and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.
News and Updates
|▼News and Updates|
All Planet ZDR Locations
|▼All ZDR Location Walkthroughs|
|Dairon – Burenia||Ferenia|
|Ghavoran – Elun||Ferenia (Revisit)|
|Artaria (Revisit)||Cataris (Revisit)|
Main Story Bosses
|▼All Boss Guides|
|Chozo Soldier||Robot Chozo Soldier|
|Golzuna||Experiment No. Z-57|
|▼All Normal Enemies|
|Robot Chozo||Chozo Soldier|
|▼All E.M.M.I. Enemies|
|Damaged E.M.M.I.||White E.M.M.I.|
|Green E.M.M.I.||Yellow E.M.M.I.|
|Blue E.M.M.I.||Purple E.M.M.I.|
All Character Intel
|The Chozo||X Parasite|
All Standard Abilities
|▼All Standard Abilities|
|Free Aim||Melee Counter|
|Wall Jump||Ledge Grab|
All Aeion Abilities
|▼All Aeion Abilities|
|Phantom Cloak||Flash Shift|
Beam Weapon Upgrades
|▼All Beam Weapon Upgrades|
|Power Beam||Charge Beam|
|Wide Beam||Plasma Beam|
|Wave Beam||Grapple Beam|
|Omega Cannon||Diffusion Beam|
Missile Weapon Upgrades
|▼All Missile Weapon Upgrades|
|Super Missile||Ice Missile|
Morph Ball Upgrades
|▼All Morph Ball Upgrades|
|Cross Bomb||Power Bomb|
|▼All Suit Upgrades|
|Power Suit||Varia Suit|
|Gravity Suit||Metroid Suit|
|▼All Misc. Upgrades|
|Spider Magnet||Speed Booster|
|Spin Boost||Space Jump|
|▼All Getting Started|
|Game Editions||Game Difficulty|
|Game Controls||Game Controls|
|Permanent Events||Tips for Beginners|
Abilities and Upgrades
|▼All Abilities and Upgrades|
|Standard Abilities||Aeion Abilities|
|Beam Weapon Upgrades||Missile Weapon Upgrades|
|Morph Ball Upgrades||Suit Upgrades|
Metroid Dread is a single-player, action-adventure, and side-scroller Metroidvania game. The game is developed by MercurySteam and Nintendo EPD and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the fifth main entry of the Metroid series and it follows Metroid: Samus Returns, the previous entry that launched last September 15, 2017, for the Nintendo 3DS.
Initially, Metroid Dread was planned to become a 2005 sequel for Metroid Fusion. Unfortunately, it was canceled due to technical limitations. Dread was on hiatus for 15 years until the idea of the game was revived following the success of Samus Returns. Mercury Steam developed the game in partnership with Nintendo EPD.
Metroid Dread aims to target veterans, fans, and newcomers to the Metroidvania series. The same development team, MercurySteam, who worked on Metroid: Samus Returns was invited by co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto to work on Metroid Dread. The game is scheduled to release on October 8, 2021.
The Galactic Federation receives video footage of surviving X Parasites that had survived the SR388 destruction. A group of seven E.M.M.I. (Extraplanetary Multiform Mobile Identifier) units is sent preliminary by the federation in order to capture the X Parasite and utilize them as bioweapons. Unfortunately, these units disappeared and so Samus Aran is sent on a mission to travel to planet ZDR and investigate.
After arriving at ZDR, she meets a hostile Chozo General and steals her abilities. Without her power-ups and access to the surface of ZDR, Samus explores the planet’s in order to gain access back to her ship. She encounters the lost E.M.M.I. robots that have gone rogue and now seeks to eliminate her. Along the way, she meets a Living Chozo who explains to her what occurred to the Chozo on SR388.
ADAM, a computerized version of Adam Malkovich, provides the player story information and mission objectives. ADAM can be accessed through the Communication Rooms placed in different locations in the game. Metroid Dread will conclude the series’ main story arc starting from the original game. Also, explain the connection between Samus and the Metroids.
Metroid Dread features returning gameplay systems from previous titles with a fresh take. Here is a quick rundown of Metroid’s unique gameplay experience:
Samu’s movement in Metroid Dread was improved. The movement speed is faster compared to other previous titles.
Free Aim was reworked that you can target enemies while moving objects or enemies. Also, it is now a standard ability.
Similar to Free Aim, Melee Counter is already available. as a standard ability. Now it can be used while running with a Dash Melee.
The Magnetic Grapples enables Samus to grapple in order to climb a wall.
The Phantom Cloak is a new ability that makes Samus temporarily invisible. This is useful against E.M.M.I., an enemy that pursues the protagonist relentlessly throughout the game.
Metroid Dread – Face the Threat Trailer
Metroid Dread – Overview Trailer
Metroid Dread – Announcement Trailer
|Title||Metroid Dread (WW)|
|Genre||Single-player / Action-adventure / Side-scroller / Metroidvania|
|Platform and System||Nintendo Switch|
|Developer||MercurySteam and Nintendo EPD|
|Release date||October 8, 2021 (Nintendo Switch)|