Metroid Dread Countdown – Release Time US, UK, Australia, Canada!

We have the details on the release date and time with a countdown for the upcoming launch of Metroid Dread!
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Metroid Dread is the upcoming game for the Nintendo Switch that will take you back into the world of Metroid. This is the franchise that has given the metroidvania genre its name. You will explore a map with parts that are locked off to you. Only when you obtain certain abilities and powers will you be able to go back and explore those areas. This is one of the signature aspects of the genre. Metroid is traditionally on the more difficult side when it comes to these type of games, so be prepared for some frustrating moments as you guide Samus through danger!

Metroid Dread Release Date & Time

The release date for Metroid Dread is October 8th, 2021, and the release time should be at 12:00am ET. If you aren’t sure what time that translates into where you live in the world, then you can see how long you have to wait with the countdown timer below!

Metroid Dread Countdown

The game should now be playable!

If you haven’t seen the game in action yet, be sure to check out this trailer from Nintendo:

There are two additions of the game that could be purchased, which are the Standard and Special Edition. The Standard version only comes with the game, where as the Special Edition comes with the following features:

  • Metroid Dread Game with Steelbook Game Case
  • 5 high-quality art cards with key art for each 2D Metroid game
  • A 190-page art book spanning all 5 entries in the 2D Metroid saga
Metroid Dread Special Edition Full

Unfortunately, it appears the Special Edition is largely out of stock, so you would have to find it 3rd-party if it’s even being sold elsewhere. It seems unlikely that there will be more stock produced, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility.

Game Description

Samus’ dangerous mission begins when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission. This remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and murderous robots called E.M.M.I. Hunt or be hunted as you make your way through a labyrinth of enemies in Samus’ most intense side-scrolling adventure yet.

That’s everything we know about the release time and date for Metroid Dread. We’ll have ongoing coverage of the game in the Metroid Dread area of our website!

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Try Hard Guides. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.


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