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New Metroid Dread gameplay features a first look at the Chozos

Metroid Dread
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A new clip of Metroid Dread was released online before it was quickly removed from the official Japanese Nintendo Twitter account. 

An unlisted video hosted on the Japanese Nintendo YouTube account called: “[Metroid Dread] A scale of fear Part 1” has started doing the rounds online. The 30-second long video appears to be new footage of the upcoming game which features recreated scenes from Metroid 2: Return of Samus and appearances from series regulars Chozos. 

The new clip features a series of quick flashes which break up several fast-paced scenes. These scenes include appearances by Samus (including a brief view of her face under the helmet), her Gunship - the one which appears in Metroid Fusion,  which is no surprise considering Metroid Dread is a sequel to Fusion - and even the bird-men characters; Chozos.

According to Nintendo Life, Metroid Dread will feature story recaps of the story so far for those who are brand new to the Metroid series. Considering how this new clip contains a lot of recreated scenes, and the video’s title, it’s possible that this video could be part of the game’s intro or some kind of flashback to help players understand Metroid Dread’s backstory.

Metroid Dread is set to release on October 8, 2021, on the Nintendo Switch, and will be the first sequel to the proper Metroid franchise in 20 years. This highly anticipated Nintendo game is a 2D side-scrolling platformer which despite not being a horror game, looks tense enough to keep players on their toes.

Releasing alongside Metroid Dread are two new Amiibos based on the game. This includes Samus and E.M.M.I, both of which will give players in-game boosts such as health top-ups and bonus ammo once per day.

Want to know more about the next Metroid game? Take a look at our Metroid Dread E3 2021 preview for more details.

Hope Bellingham

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at University, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became GamesRadar's trainee news writer where I get to spread the word about the goings-on in the video game world. My expertise lies in Animal Crossing related topics after spending the last 15 years immersing myself in island life. I also know a thing or two about The Last of Us, and way too much about the Kingdom Hearts series.