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Metroid Dread and Nintendo Switch OLED now out

The Nintendo Switch OLED model, with a larger screen, is out now, alongside the latest Metroid game for the console.



The newest member of the Nintendo Switch family is now available in stores in South Africa. Nintendo Switch – OLED Model has a similar overall size to the original Nintendo Switch, but with a larger 7-inch OLED screen with vivid colours and crisp contrast.

Also available is the next game in the Metroid franchise, Metroid Dread. Metroid Dread follows intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran as she descends to a new planet to investigate a mysterious transmission. The Metroid series is a sci-fi epic filled with satisfying exploration, breathless action and an unforgettable story. Metroid Dread concludes the thrilling story arc, focusing on the strange interconnected fates of Samus and the Metroids, and can be equally enjoyed by both longtime fans and newcomers to the series.

Says Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s SVP of sales, marketing, and communications. “Nintendo Switch – OLED Model and Metroid Dread are both evolutions, one of best-selling hardware and the other of a well-known, loved franchise. Fans that pick up both products together truly won’t believe their eyes when they get to play through Samus’ latest adventure with such immersive picture and sound.”

In the Metroid Dread game, the story of Samus Aran continues after the events of the Metroid Fusion game, as she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation and search for the lost research team. After a harrowing encounter with a living Chozo – a race previously thought to be extinct – she wakes up deep below the surface of the planet. The remote world is inhabited by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces, including the imposing E.M.M.I., DNA-extracting research machines that are now hunting Samus.

While traversing the many environments of planet ZDR, players will acquire new and familiar abilities, like the new Storm Missile or classic Speed Booster. Return to areas and use 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 is now available in stores, in Nintendo eShop or at at a suggested retail price of $59.99. Metroid Dread: Special Edition is also now available at a suggested retail price of $89.99. The special edition comes in a steel game case, and includes the game card, five high-quality art cards with key art for each 2D Metroid game and a 190-page art book spanning all five entries in the 2D Metroid saga. For more information about Metroid Dread, visit