Metroid Dread Reports (latest: Report Vol. 10)

At E3 2021, Nintendo announced Metroid Dread: the first brand new “2D” Metroid in 19 years and the long awaited 5th entry in the original series (Metroid Prime is part of its own, separate series).

Following that announcement, Nintendo launched the Metroid Dread Report, a series of “reports” about the game sharing some additional details and pictures (including behind-the-scene glimpses from the development team). On this page, you will find the list of all the reports currently available, along with some extras (such as footage).

Metroid Dread Report Vol. 10 (October 7th)

The latest and final report features a message from the developers to players about to embark on their journey across Planet ZDR. It offers some details about game design, programming, sound design, visuals, and more. Click here to check it out!

Metroid Dread Report Vol. 9 (September 30th)

The latest report shares details about exploration, with some tips for newcomers who will get their first taste of the Metroid experience with Metroid Dread. Click here to check it out. The next report will have a message from the development team!

Metroid Dread Report Vol. 8 (September 22nd)

The latest report shares details about Planet ZDR that you will get to explore in this game. Click here to check it out! The next report will teach newcomers how to tackle exploration in Metroid Dread!

Metroid Dread Report Vol. 7 (September 10th)

The latest report shares some juicy details about the mysterious Chozo. Click here to check it out! The next report will focus on Planet ZDR.

Metroid Dread Report Vol.6 (August 27th)

The latest report shares further details about what was shown in the second trailer for the game. Click here to check it out out! The next report will focus on the Chozo!

Metroid Dread Report Vol.5 (August 20th)

The fifth report is all about the protagonist of the Metroid series: the one and only Samus Aran. Click here to check it out!

This report also features not one, but two new videos. The first one is a continuation of the previous one, A Glimpse of Dread:

And the second is a collection of video clips showcasing some of Samus Aran’s abilities in the game:

Finally, even more good news: the second trailer will be released by August 27th!

Metroid Dread Report Vol. 4 (August 6th)

The fourth report is a retrospective of the “2D” Metroid series (Metroid, Metroid II: Return of Samus, Super Metroid, Metroid Fusion). Click here to check it out!

The report does feature a brand new video for Metroid Dread, which focuses on the Chozo:

Metroid Dread Report Vol. 3: Seven points that define the 2D saga (July 15th)

The third report is about 7 keywords: Samus Aran, Metroid (the creatures), the 35th Anniversary of the series, a vast world to explore, power-ups, the Chozo, and the X Parasite. All those are elements that have defined the 2D Metroid series over the year. Click here to check it out in English!

Metroid Dread Report Vol. 2: Researching the E.M.M.I. (June 30th)

The second report takes a closer look at the dreadful E.M.M.I. (which stands for Extraplanetary Multiform Mobile Identifier), and how they change up the gameplay of the Metroid series. The report is now available in English (click here to check it out), and it does feature some brand new gameplay footage.

Here’s the footage:

Metroid Dread Report Vol. 1: A closer look at the reveal trailer 

This first report takes a closer look at the reveal trailer from the Nintendo Direct – E3 2021 presentation. Click here to check it out!

Metroid Dread (Switch) comes out on October 8th worldwide.


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