The Nintendo Direct presentation is, in a way, the culmination of E3 2021 (if we exclude the Capcom show and Microsoft's extra broadcast). One of the attractions prepared by Nintendo was the presentation of the new installment of the Metroid series. Unfortunately, it wasn't the aforementioned Metroid Prime 4, but the side-scrolling Metroid Dread.
- E3 2021 Center on Gamepressure.com
The game is a new incarnation of a canceled project from a dozen years ago, and its trailer describes it as Metroid 5. Nintendo has confirmed that the first 2D Metroid is the long-awaited sequel to the iconic Metroid Fusion. The fifth installment will also expand on the ideas from that game, introducing a new threat similar to a powerful entity from the fourth game. It will also mark the launch of the franchise on Switch (excluding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and older releases). Metroid Dread will be released on October 8. In addition to the trailer, you can also watch a video discussing the history of the project.
- Nintendo - official homepage