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Metroid Dread and Metroid Prime 4 Announced by Nintendo

During a Nintendo Direct showing, Nintendo showed off a few new games, including Metroid Dread and Metroid Prime 4.

Metroid Dread brings Samus back to her 2D, side-scrolling, roots. She is seen in a brand new state of the art suit and is shown in the Nintendo’s release trailer. Samus takes on various enemies in the trailer shown in a few different settings. She is seen shooting and rolling around, staples of the Metroid franchise that we know and love.

I was a big fan of Metroid Fusion for the GameBoy Advance. That was the last time we’ve had a new Metroid side-scrolling game. Metroid Dread looks to be another great one with some potential for hours of fun.

Metroid Prime 4 was also announced during the Nintendo Direct video, however it was not shown. The game is still in development so the fact that they officially announced the game for the Switch was a promising sign. It is expected to be a first person shooter in the same vein as the first three Metroid Prime games.

Nintendo also showed off some other familiar titles. These are titles from previous consoles that are being re-released or re-mastered. These games include Super Monkey Ball, Mario Party Superstars (re-uses classic games and boards from previous Mario Party games), Advance Wars, Wario Ware, and a new Mario + Rabbits game

Nintendo also showed a video of the sequel to the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game for Switch.

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