Will Metroid Dread Have Online or Multiplayer Modes?

By Sam Woods

October 6, 2021

It’s a very exciting time to be a Metroid fan, with not one but two titles in the pipeline.

The first of these games, Metroid Dread, is set to release very soon and it’s safe to say that anticipation is high.

When released, after 12+ years in the making, Dread will become the first original 2D Metroid game since 2002, becoming a sequel to that year’s Metroid Fusion.

With it being a brand new title, there will be many new players to the series, who will undoubtedly have a few questions. Let’s look at whether Metroid Dread will have online or multiplayer elements to the game.

Metroid Dread | Another Glimpse of Dread

Metroid Dread | Another Glimpse of Dread

Will Metroid Dread Have Online or Multiplayer Modes?

Unfortunately, the answer is quite simple. Metroid Dread will neither have any online or multiplayer modes within the game when it releases.

What Will It Have?

Metroid Dread is set to be a traditional, side-scrolling 2D Metroid title, like the games of old.

Players will traverse a range of atmospheric environments, looking for power-ups and fighting enemies and bosses, before moving to the next area.

It will emphasise the series’ key strengths and should really show why there is “Metroid” in the “Metroidvania” genre.

Nintendo’s official description states:

“To complete Samus’ mission, navigate your way through the depths of a sprawling planet full of unique environments, perilous danger and mysterious secrets. Use new and familiar abilities to traverse these labyrinths, consult the map to find your way and dispatch hostile enemies in your path using powerful weapons.”

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Sam Woods

Sam is the Managing Editor at DualShockers. He's been playing video games for as long as he can remember and you can regularly find him on his Nintendo Switch. When he's not playing games, he'll no doubt be suffering watching his beloved Ipswich Town.

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