October is the start of a pretty solid run of new game releases for the rest of 2021, which includes the much anticipated Metroid Dread.
Announced during E3 2021 and harkening back to the series’ sidescrolling origins, Metroid Dread once again puts you in the cybernetic shoes of Samus Aran, as she’s tasked to investigate a strange signal coming from Planet ZDR.
Since this is a Metroid game, things don’t go exactly as planned, and now Samus needs to escape from this mysterious planet while battling deadly E.M.M.I. robots.
Metroid Dread is the latest 2D-style Metroid game since the 2017 3DS remake of Samus Returns, and a direct sequel to the 2002 GBA game Metroid Fusion. It’s also the first Switch game to take advantage of the hardware for the new Nintendo Switch OLED model, which is launching on October 8 too.
Where can you grab a copy of Metroid Dread for cheap?
Metroid Dread is launching with a recommended retail price of $79.95, but, as always, you can save yourself a few dollars.
Here’s every major retailer in Australia that you can currently grab Metroid Dread from:
- Amazon Australia: $68 + free shipping
- The Gamesmen: $68
- Kogan: $69 + free shipping with Kogan First account
- Dick Smith: $69
- JB Hi-Fi: $69
- Big W: $69
- Catch: $69
- EB Games: $79.95
- Nintendo eShop: $79.95
Metroid Dread will be available on the Nintendo Switch from October 8. There’s also a two-pack Amiibo set featuring Samus in her new suit and an E.M.M.I. robot, but it looks like it’s currently sold out everywhere.
Stay tuned to Kotaku Australia for all the latest reviews, guides and info about the game.