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Stay informed with the latest transmissions about the world of Metroid Dread.

The Metroid Dread Report is a blog on metroid.nintendo.com that provides updates and news for Metroid Dread. This includes in-universe information and messages from the Metroid development team at Nintendo. The first entry was published on June 15, 2021, the day the game was announced. Both subsequent entries were each published fifteen days apart, on June 30 and July 15, respectively.

Volume 4 was released on August 6, the 35th anniversary of the Metroid franchise.[1][2]

Volume 5 was released on August 20th[3][4] Volume 6 was released on August 27th, and is the first Dread Report to have its release date announced.

Volume 6 was also released immediately after the airing of Metroid Dread - Trailer 2, and covered large portions of the trailer.[5]

Volume 7 was released on September 10, 2021, and provides in-depth coverage of the Chozo as a whole, and more specifically the mysterious Chozo and Chozo Soldier enemies.[6][7]

Volume 8 was released on September 22, 2021, and gives coverage of the various areas of ZDR.[8][9] In addition, the Sounds of Dread trailer, or more accurately, the segment airing immediately after the trailer during the September 23 Nintendo Direct livestream, makes direct reference to Volume 8.

Volume 9 was released on September 30, 2021, less than a week before the game's release date. It includes tips for the game, primarily for new players but also for veterans.[10][11]

Volume 10 was released on October 7, right before launch day.[12][13]

Volume 1: A Closer Look at the Reveal Trailer[]

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"Welcome to the Metroid™ Dread Report! This series will introduce the newest information on the Metroid Dread game and the world of the Metroid series, along with behind-the-scenes glimpses from the game's development team.

In this inaugural edition, we'll be going into more detail on certain elements shown in the announcement trailer. Plus, get special transmissions from the game's creators on how intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran's latest adventure took form."

Volume 2: Researching the E.M.M.I.[]

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"Welcome to the Metroid™ Dread Report! This series will introduce the newest information on the Metroid Dread game and the world of the Metroid series, along with behind-the-scenes glimpses from the game's development team.

In this edition, we'll be taking a closer look at the threat stalking bounty hunter Samus Aran—the E.M.M.I. Originally dispatched by the Galactic Federation for research purposes, these large, highly agile, and extremely deadly robots are now in relentless pursuit of Samus. Read on to learn more about these breathtaking machines and a few of the changes they bring to the world of Metroid."

Volume 3: Seven Points That Define the 2D Saga[]

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"Welcome to the Metroid™ Dread Report! This series will introduce the newest information on the Metroid Dread game and the world of the Metroid series, along with behind-the-scenes glimpses from the game’s development team.

The original Metroid game launched in 1986 for the Family Computer Disk System in Japan—that’s 35 years ago now—and would arrive in North America and Europe later for the Nintendo Entertainment System™. Whether you’re new to the series or simply haven’t adventured with Samus in a while, here’s a closer look at seven key points that make a 2D Metroid game, well, a “Metroid” game.

Volume 4: Unraveling a Saga 35 Years in the Making[]

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"Welcome to the Metroid™ Dread Report! This series will introduce the newest information on the Metroid Dread game and the world of the Metroid series, along with behind-the-scenes glimpses from the game’s development team.

On Aug. 6, 1986, the first game in the entire Metroid series—simply titled “Metroid”—released as a Family Computer Disk System title in Japan (arriving later elsewhere for the Nintendo Entertainment System™). This game kicked off a saga surrounding the intertwined fates of bounty hunter Samus Aran and the enigmatic Metroid species—a saga that will conclude with the upcoming Metroid Dread game, the fifth game in what is commonly called the “2D Metroid” series.

Here’s a closer look at how the story unfolds throughout each game in the 2D series. Can you figure out how some of their secrets may connect to Metroid Dread?"

Volume 5: The Powers of Samus[]

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"Welcome to the Metroid™ Dread Report! This series will introduce the newest information on the Metroid Dread game and the world of the Metroid series, along with behind-the-scenes glimpses from the game’s development team.

Samus Aran, the galaxy’s most powerful bounty hunter, is a consummate professional who has completed many missions believed to be impossible. In this edition, let’s take a closer look at the abilities and arsenal that Samus has within arm’s reach."

Volume 6: Dive Deep Into the New Trailer[]

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"Welcome to the Metroid™ Dread Report! This series will introduce the newest information on the Metroid Dread game and the world of the Metroid series, along with behind-the-scenes glimpses from the game’s development team.

A new trailer is out! In it, we introduce a few of Samus Aran’s brand-new abilities and some of the mysterious terrors lurking in the shadows of planet ZDR. In this edition of the Metroid Dread Report, we’ll take a closer look at some of these new elements. Let’s get started!"

Volume 7: Secrets of the Chozo[]

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"Welcome to the Metroid™ Dread Report! This series will introduce the newest information on the Metroid Dread game and the world of the Metroid series, along with behind-the-scenes glimpses from the game’s development team.

In this edition, we’ll brush up on Chozo history and take a closer look at some of the mysterious warriors that Samus Aran encounters on her latest mission."

Volume 8: Surveying planet ZDR[]

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"Welcome to the Metroid™ Dread Report! This series will introduce the latest information on the Metroid Dread game and the world of the Metroid series, along with behind-the-scenes glimpses from the game’s development team.

Bounty hunter Samus Aran’s mission to planet ZDR has two objectives. One is to confirm whether the deadly X parasite—capable of mimicking other organisms—still exists. The other is to find out why the batch of E.M.M.I. research robots previously dispatched with that same objective have gone dark.

In this edition, we’ll take a deep dive into some of planet ZDR’s areas along with some of the native creatures that Samus will encounter on her mission. Let’s roll!"

Volume 9: Handy tips for newcomers[]

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"Welcome to the Metroid™ Dread Report! This series will introduce the latest information on the Metroid Dread game and the world of the Metroid series, along with behind-the-scenes glimpses from the game’s development team.

Metroid Dread is almost here! Since the previous game in this saga released 19 years ago—2002’s Metroid Fusion for the Game Boy Advance™ system—we understand that Metroid Dread may be the first 2D Metroid game for a lot of you. Whether you’re new to the series or simply want to brush up your bounty-hunting skills, here are some helpful hints to keep in mind during your early explorations."

Volume 10: To those departing for ZDR[]

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"Welcome to the Metroid™ Dread Report! This series will introduce the latest information on the Metroid Dread game and the world of the Metroid series, along with behind-the-scenes glimpses from the game’s development team.

It's time! Metroid Dread releases October 8 for the Nintendo Switch™ system.

To all who will explore this uncharted alien world alongside Samus Aran-and experience the dread within-we’d like to highlight a few points the dev team worked particularly hard on for the game’s design, visuals, programming, sound effects, and music."

Trivia[]

  • Volume 4 includes higher-resolution versions of four Chozo Memories, with minor differences from the in-game artwork from Metroid: Samus Returns. The Japanese version of Volume 4 includes all four memories, while the American website excludes memory 9/11 and the UK website excludes memory 1/11.
  • The Nintendo UK version of Volume 4 uses higher-resolution artwork than either the American or Japanese websites, although not as high resolution as the artwork later tweeted by Nintendo of America. Oddly, the Metroid Fusion artwork is over-saturated in color on the UK website, which is not an issue present with the other games' artwork.

Gallery[]

External links[]

References[]

  1. ^ Nintendo of America (NintendoAmerica). "Vol. 4 of the #MetroidDread Report is here, and we’re looking at the origin of our hero Samus and her previous 2D adventures. ¶ Check out the full report for more: http://ninten.do/6015ntZDJ" 6 August 2021 9:02 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1423630440347414530
  2. ^ Nintendo of America (NintendoAmerica). "Be sure to follow along the upcoming week as we spotlight some of the moments from the history and fun facts of the 2D Metroid saga leading up to #MetroidDread!" 6 August 2021 9:02 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1423630442452951041
  3. ^ Nintendo of America (NintendoAmerica). "Vol. 5 of the #MetroidDread Report is out now! This time we’re taking a look at some of the tools Samus will have at her disposal. ¶ Check out the full report for more: http://ninten.do/6011n4ejl" 20 August 2021 8:00 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1428688273749250051
  4. ^ Nintendo of Europe (NintendoEurope). "Get a closer look at the background, abilities and weaponry of Samus Aran – plus another new glimpse of her latest mission – in the latest #MetroidDread Report! ¶ Read it now: [link]" 20 August 2021 8:04 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/1428689483843702787
  5. ^ Nintendo of America (NintendoAmerica). "The new #MetroidDread trailer introduces some new elements of the game. Check out the latest Metroid Dread Report for a deep dive! ¶ Learn more: http://ninten.do/6015XBjXF Pre-order today: http://ninten.do/6016XBjX2" 27 August 2021 8:05 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1431226242351738885
  6. ^ Nintendo of America (NintendoAmerica). "Samus was raised by the Chozo, but are the Chozo she encounters in #MetroidDread her enemies or allies? ¶ Checkout the latest Metroid Dread Report as we take a closer look at the mysterious warriors: http://ninten.do/6012X3jsn" 10 September 2021 8:05 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1436299673506140163
  7. ^ Nintendo UK (NintendoUK). "The Chozo return in #MetroidDread! Discover more about this mysterious species and their connection to Samus in the latest Metroid Dread Report. ¶ Read it now: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/News/2021/September/Metroid-Dread-Report-Vol-7-Secrets-of-the-Chozo-2036191.html" 10 September 2021 8:05 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/1436299903068741632
  8. ^ Nintendo UK (NintendoUK). "Take a guided tour around the many regions of planet ZDR in the latest #MetroidDread Report (minor spoilers ahead!). ¶ Read it now: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/News/2021/September/Metroid-Dread-Report-Vol-8-Surveying-Planet-ZDR-2043940.html 22 September 2021 9:15 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/1440666090737004552
  9. ^ Nintendo of America (NintendoAmerica). "Samus’ dangerous mission to Planet ZDR is near. Take a guided tour through different areas of the planet and learn about creatures Samus will encounter in the latest #MetroidDread Report. ¶ Learn more here: ¶ http://ninten.do/6016XkLSj" 22 September 2021 9:00 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1440662167187980298
  10. ^ Nintendo of America (NintendoAmerica). "#MetroidDread is almost here! Before the game releases on 10/8, you’ll need your bounty hunting skills in top form for Samus to face the threats of Planet ZDR. ¶ Check out a few helpful hints in the latest Metroid Dread Report: http://ninten.do/6017X9uN9" 30 September 2021 11:03 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1443592226194534400
  11. ^ Nintendo UK (NintendoUK). "A few tips on how to play #MetroidDread should help turn anyone into the galaxy's greatest bounty hunter. Check them out in the latest Metroid Dread report! ¶ Read it now (minor spoilers ahead!): https://www.nintendo.co.uk/News/2021/September/Metroid-Dread-Report-Vol-9-Handy-tips-for-newcomers-2047809.html" 30 September 2021 11:11 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/1443594395329122315
  12. ^ Nintendo of America (NintendoAmerica). "It’s almost time to depart for Planet ZDR, #MetroidDread is out on 10/8! ¶ Have a read of the final Metroid Dread Report highlighting a few elements of the game’s design, visuals, sound effects, and more! ¶ http://ninten.do/6016XoXlk" 7 October 2021 11:05 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1446129444763144192
  13. ^ Nintendo UK (NintendoUK). "Get ready for tomorrow's return of Samus Aran by checking out the final #MetroidDread Report, featuring some special launch messages from the Metroid Dread team. ¶ Read it now: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/News/2021/October/Metroid-Dread-Report-Vol-10-To-those-departing-for-ZDR-2053572.html" 7 October 2021 11:02 a.m. Tweet. https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/1446128754007232530
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