Metroid Dread Release Date, Time and Price

By Sam Woods

October 6, 2021

Metroid is a franchise that often doesn’t get enough love from Nintendo.

While it’s never going to be the best-selling franchise in the company’s catalogue, the bounty hunting series has an absolutely rabid fanbase.

The games are often released too few and far between and in more recent times, the games that have come out have received a fairly tepid reception – thankfully, that all looks set to change.

Metroid Dread, a game that was revealed over ten years ago, has finally come to fruition, with Metroid Prime 4 still waiting in the wings.

So, for those who are eagerly anticipating the game, here is the Metroid Dread release date, time and the price you’ll have to pay.

Metroid Dread | Another Glimpse of Dread

Metroid Dread | Another Glimpse of Dread

Metroid Dread Release Date and Time

When it releases, Metroid Dread will become the first brand new 2D side-scrolling Metroid game since Fusion in 2002, of which this game is a sequel.

The official release date is October 8, 2021, however, it looks like some physical copies may have reached players hands a little early.

In terms of a release time, Metroid Dread is likely to unlock at midnight local time, however, Nintendo’s websites do offer a couple of alternative times.

It suggests that in the UK and Europe, the game will “usually be available at 2 pm BST/3 pm CEST”.

In North America, it states that “Digital-only software will usually be available at 9 am PT (12 pm ET) on the day of release” however, “Digital software that is sold physically will usually be available at 9 pm the night before the physical game’s release date.”

Metroid Dread Price

Metroid Dread is set to cost players £49.99/$59.99 USD/$79.99 CAD.

Of course, the price may vary when bought physically.

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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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