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Metroid Dread has landed: where to buy the Special Edition and amiibo

All the retailers selling Metroid Dread and where you can buy the game's Special Edition.

Metroid Dread has officially landed, with Samus making her debut on Nintendo Switch today (8th October). For those who have been holding on to hope for a release after 20 years, here's where you can secure a copy of Metroid Dread and where you can buy the Metroid Dread Special Edition.

Announced as part of this year's E3 Nintendo Direct, the 2D adventure marks the fifth mainline entry in the Metroid series. Following on after the events of Metroid Fusion, Samus is up to her usual shenanigans descending onto an unknown planet to investigate a mysterious transmission. Naturally, the place is full of dangerous alien lifeforms, mechanical adversaries and a series of locations she can only explore with the right tools.

Based on the game's first trailer and gameplay deep dive, developer Mercury Steam has taken a lot on board from its work on Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS. We see the return of melee attacks, the melee counter and free aim features. Additionally, Samus can now dive, wall climb and must make use of stealth tactics to escape the indestructible E.M.M.I robots that hound her.

Metroid Dread Special Edition

The Metroid Dread Special Edition includes a copy of the game, a steelbook case, a 190-page 2D Metroid franchise artbook and a set of five holographic art cards featuring box art from across the series.

It'll set you back £79.99/€99.99/$89.99. Here are all the retailers with available Metroid Dread Special Edition stock:

Retailer Price
Game £79.99
Simply Games £79.85
Amazon US $79.99 - awaiting stock
Amazon UK Out of stock
ShopTo In stock for £76.85
Nintendo Store UK Out of stock
GameStop Out of stock
Walmart Out of stock
Best Buy Out of stock
Amazon DE Out of stock

Metroid Dread Standard Edition

The Metroid Dread Standard Edition just includes a copy of the game. The RRP is £49.99/€59.99/$59.99, though some stores have already dropped it in price. In most cases, these retailers take money on dispatch so you can always secure one at a price you like now and cancel later should you change your mind.

Here are all the retailers stocking Metroid Dread:

Retailer Price
Currys £26.99
Nintendo Store UK £49.99
Amazon UK £59.99
ShopTo £42.85
Base £42.85
Simply Games £42.85
The Game Collection £42.95
Game £59.99
Amazon US $59.99
GameStop $59.99
Walmart $59.99
Best Buy $59.99
GameStop Ireland €59.99
Amazon DE €59.99

Metroid Dread amiibo

Alongside the game announcement, Nintendo also confirmed a pair of Metroid Dread amiibo will be released alongside the game.

The Samus amiibo can be scanned to grant you an extra energy tank in-game, then you'll be able to scan it once per day to get a health boost. The E.M.M.I. amiibo, meanwhile, will give you a Missle+ tank to increase your maximum missile capacity and then can be scanned once per day to replenish your missile stock.

Retailer Price
Amazon UK Out of stock
Amazon US $29.99 - awaiting stock
Walmart Out of stock
GameStop Out of stock
Best Buy Out of stock
Amazon DE Out of stock

That's all the Metroid Dread info we have for you right now! Of course, we'll continue to update the page as we spot more listings at various retailers. You can also check out the latest on Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda pre-orders and all the best Nintendo Switch Prime Day deals we're expecting to see while you're here.

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