|Genre(s)||First-Person Adventure (FPA)|
|Media Included||Wii U:|
Metroid Dread is the eleventh entry in the Metroid (series) which will is set to take place after the events of Metroid: Fusion in which the X parasite and SR388 have been destroyed and the Galactic Federation is after Samus Aran.
Metroid Dread takes place sometime shortly after Fusion Metroid Fusion. Samus is in hiding from the Galatic Federation after eradicating the X parasite even though she was given orders not to by the Federation.
After the Baby Metroid's cells were combined with Samus Aran's, Samus has been having recurring nightmares depicting her being tested on by the Galactic Federation and being genetically enhanced to become a superhuman.
Meanwhile, Adam Malkovich has been tracking down Samus to contact her and reconnect after she seemingly disappeared. Adam manages to track down Samus and hack back into the her Gun Ship. Adam reveals to Samus that the Galactic Federation have begun testing on genetic mutations to improve humans after the success of fusing Metroid into Samus Aran.
Scared by this news, Samus remininces about her recurring nightmares, dreading for what the Galactic Federation could be doing and if corruption could be at place. Samus decides to iniltrate the Z Nebula, the leading research centre for the Galactic Federation. Samus sneaks her way through the nebula to learn more about the classified project, which leads her to discovering the Galactic Federation's motives of replicating the Chozo race by manipulating genetics and mutating humans into this Chozo replica.
Samus once again has a nightmare of testings being done on her before she learns of the preliminary testings of genetic mutation being performed on Nerai.
GameplayMetroid Dread takes a lot of focus to the Wii U GamePad for play. The two different screens show two-different perspectives into the world that the player traverses through.
On the TV screen, the world is displayed in a similar sense of previous Metroid games, such as Metroid Prime. The player sees the world in first-person through the eyes of Samus Aran as she battles enemies and treks across numerous planets.
On the Wii U GamePad, the player views the world through a Power Visor. The Power Visor displays hidden details in the world, allows enemies to be analyzed for weak spots and organism profiles, activates Power Suit Upgrades at the cost of being unable to view the world in clearest form due to the visors technology and glass. The Power Visor can only be used when having the GamePad facing towards the television, meaning to view through the Power Visor you will have to hold the GamePad up to see.
Power Suit Upgrades
|Samus Aran's hideout whilst she is being searched for by the Galactic Federation. The planet is never directly named, however is only referred to by Samus' codename of Hide. The planet's terrain is dry and dusty, whilst also being covered in rocks. The temperature is relatively warm to suppress Samus' side-effect to cold.|
|The Z Nebula is the Galactic Federation's major space station and functions as a primary headquarters of the federation. The scientific and technological units are based on the Z Nebula, with many of the programs and respective leaders working on the nebula. Samus breaks into the Z Nebula and investigates into the testing being done on genetic modification.|
|Samus leads her investigation to Nerai, where the genetic modification project is in alpha testing. The alpha tests are being led with the organic fungal structures that grow rampant on the planet. Nerai is covered in swampland and marshes with a high concentration of fungus and algae.|
- This is chronologically the latest game in the series, taking place a short time after Metroid Fusion which previously held the title.