Nintendo’s Treehouse stream dove into MercurySteam’s upcoming 2D Metroid game After Nintendo’s E3 2021 press conference on Tuesday, the company streamed a Nintendo Treehouse Live segment featuring gameplay for Metroid Dread, a brand-new 2D Metroid game coming to Switch on Oct. 8.
Update: Later on during the Nintendo Treehouse stream, the hosts returned to play more Metroid Dread, showing the part of the game when Samus gets the Spider Magnet.
According to the chronology of the Metroid series, the game Metroid Fusion is the current last installment in Samus’ story, and Metroid Dread is set after the events of Fusion.
Like every other Metroid game before it, Metroid Dread is all about exploration and backtracking.
Metroid Dread - Development History - Nintendo Switch | E3 2021