When Nintendo releases Metroid Dread for Nintendo Switch later this year, the 2D side-scrolling-adventure will also get a special amiibo release featuring Samus Aran and the killer robot known as EMMI.
Nintendo announced the new Metroid Dread amiibo Tuesday during its Nintendo Direct E3 2021 presentation, but didn’t say much about what it will do. Now that the Metroid Dread amiibo set is available for pre-order, we have a better sense of what amiibo collectors will get for their purchase.
From GameStop’s description of the Metroid Dread amiibo:
A new Samus amiibo figure featuring her suit from the Metroid Dread game and an E.M.M.I. amiibo figure are available in a 2-pack set. Scan the Samus amiibo for an extra energy tank to increase your health by 100, additionally the Samus amiibo can be tapped again to receive health once per day. The E.M.M.I. amiibo grants Samus a Missile+ tank, increasing her missile capacity by 10, additionally the E.M.M.I. amiibo can be tapped again to replenish some missiles once per day.
In Metroid games past, players had to hunt for their first energy tank, exploring with a precarious amount of health. But thanks to Nintendo’s collectible figures, Metroid Dread players have an instant leg up. Which ironically removes some of the dread from Dread.
Nintendo is offering a similar easing of gameplay with its new Zelda and Loftwing amiibo, which ships alongside The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for Nintendo Switch in July. That fancy figurine enables a new type of fast travel for Link.
The Samus and EMMI amiibo two-pack costs $29.99 and ships Oct. 8, the same day Metroid Dread arrives for Nintendo Switch.