Metroid Dread A Glimpse of Fear Part 1 Teaser Trailer

Metroid Dread

Nintendo have released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming 2D adventure game, Metroid Dread.

As previously reported, this first new Metroid game in 19 years continues the story after Metroid: Fusion. Investigate planet ZDR, and fend off the DNA-extracting E.M.M.I. who will relentlessly pursue you. Use your new parkour and slide abilities to evade them at every turn, learn what twisted these research machines, and finish the Metroid saga.

The new teaser trailer (unlisted and via Silicon Era) is dubbed “A Glimpse of Fear Part 1” (translation: DeepL). The Japanese trailer features no dialogue or text, and so can be enjoyed by everyone. Samus’ reaction to what seems to be a Chozo mural triggers something within her or her suit.

In the series lore; the Chozo were once mighty warriors, later adapting into a more scholar-like race. Metroid: Samus Returns hinted that after the Metroid bio-weapon grew out of control, conflict within the race had begun, while other Chozo had never abandoned their warlike ways. The trailer seems to show the Chozo warriors overthrowing a priest or authoritative figure.

You can find the A Glimpse of Fear Part 1 teaser below.

You can find the full rundown (via Nintendo) below.

Join intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in her first new 2D Metroid™ story in 19 years

Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid™ Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR?

Face off against unrelenting E.M.M.I. robots

Once DNA-extracting research machines, the imposing E.M.M.I. are now hunting Samus down. Tensions are high as you evade these E.M.M.I. to avoid a cruel death while finding a way to take them down. Find out what turned these robotic wonders into the scourge of ZDR and escape with your life.

Feel Samus’ power grow as you gain maneuvers and abilities

Acquire new and familiar abilities as you traverse the many environments of this dangerous world. Parkour over obstacles, slide through tight spaces, counter enemies, and battle your way through the planet. Return to areas and use your new abilities to find upgrades, alternate paths, and a way forward. Explore the sprawling map, evade and destroy E.M.M.I. robots, and overcome the dread plaguing ZDR.

Metroid Dread launches October 8th on Nintendo Switch.

Ryan Pearson


Taking his first steps onto Route 1 and never stopping, Ryan has had a love of RPGs since a young age. Now he's learning to appreciate a wider pallet of genres and challenges.

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