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With the release of Metroid Dread quickly approaching-can you believe that we only have seven weeks? – Nintendo released the latest special report, which delves into the knowledge, mechanics, etc. of the game, as well as a brand new trailer (you can watch it above).
This time, we will learn more about Samus’s abilities and the weapons she will be able to use against her latest deadly enemy. Fans of the series will be familiar with Samus’ beam attacks and missiles, but technologies such as melee counters-first introduced in Samus Returns on Metroid: 3DS-have been adjusted for this new adventure.
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Sams’s right arm is fully integrated with her powerful iconic weapon cannon, which can launch two kinds of weapons: rapid-fire beam attack and powerful missiles. Because Arm Cannon is so integrated, Samus can switch between weapon categories at will.
In the Metroid Dread game, you can attack from almost any angle while running, jumping, or grabbing certain walls and ledges.
The beam attack is Sams’ preferred offensive ability. Obtaining upgrades can modify its power and attributes, such as increasing the spread of attacks or adding other functions.
One such functional upgrade is the grappling hook beam, which has a rope-like quality that allows the arm cannon to be connected to a specific point. After connecting, Sams can drag or swing objects to other inaccessible parts of the environment.
Unlike the endless beam blaster that she can use, Sams has a capacity limit for this compact and powerful heavy weapon. It can also be enhanced through capacity upgrades. Sams can increase her missile capacity by acquiring missile tanks and missile + tanks scattered all over the world-so as to be able to accommodate more. Look for it with your heart!
This action creates an opportunity for Samus to stun the enemy by hitting it correctly when it is about to attack. If successful, the stunned enemy will be hit by a powerful follow-up attack. Samus can also perform Dash Counter while running.
Players can place Samus into a deformed ball shape by tilting the left joystick down while crouching-it works, in the same way that it has been used in the 2D Metroid series-now just press the ZL button. Sams will also automatically change into a deformed ball form when he jumps into the elevated tunnel.
Sams’ unparalleled physical ability takes her jumping action to another level. One such action is wall jumping, where she can jump up and kick the ball against the wall to climb higher.
Her jumping ability can also be enhanced through ability upgrades. For example, the new Spin Boost ability allows Samus to jump a second time while spinning in the air.
Sams can use a special mysterious energy called the Aion to temporarily use certain abilities.
One such ability is the Phantom Cloak, which covers her with an optical camouflage, making her invisible. Using it while standing still will slowly deplete her eternal energy reserve-she can also move in disguise, but requires more eternal energy. When not in use, her reserves will automatically regenerate over time.
The Power Suit worn by Samus is based on Chozo technology and is specially made for her.
Combining the ability to upgrade can expand the performance of the power suit and the function of the arm cannon.
In addition to the built-in defense of the Power Suit, Samus can also increase its energy by acquiring two energy tank items, thereby increasing its ability to withstand damage. Each standard energy tank increases the energy of her suit by 100. She can also collect four energy components to rebuild the same function as the standard energy tank.
Metroid was created as a natural enemy of Parasite X.
By receiving an emergency dose of the “Metroid Vaccine” (made from cell cultures previously derived from Metroid cubs), Sams became the only creature protected from the X parasite.
Due to her immunity, Sams was sent alone to ZDR planet to investigate the possible existence of Parasite X, a life form believed to have been eradicated.
Previous reports looked at the history of the series, the deadly EMMI enemies, and the main points that defined the 2D legend of the series. If you want to catch up with the Metroid series before checking out Dread in October this year, be sure to read our guide to learn which games you need to play.
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