Nintendo Switch Metroid Dread controller revealed

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Terror Metroid is heading to Nintendo Switch in just over a week, and the game could well be one of the biggest of the year for the platform. So it makes sense that the game gets its own upgraded wired controller from the folks at PowerA! Like the rest of PowerA’s offerings, this one is officially licensed and features a huge image of Samus Aran in the new armor she gets in Terror Metroid. It’s a very sleek design, and it should be the perfect thing for anyone planning to play the docked game!

An image of the controller can be found embedded below. Pre-orders for the controller are online now at Best Buy for $ 27.99. It will be released on November 7.

(Photo: PowerA)

For those unfamiliar with PowerA’s upgraded wired controllers, they are significantly cheaper than Nintendo’s Pro Controller, and they also have a headphone jack. These positive points come with certain compromises, however. The enhanced wired controller cannot be used wirelessly and the rumble and NFC functions have been removed. This means that Metroid fans planning to collect the amiibo set won’t be able to scan them in-game while using the controller. For gamers who don’t care about these features, PowerA’s offerings are a good option.

The Metroid franchise has never been a big seller for Nintendo, but it looks like Terror Metroid could be the exception to the rule! The game was one of the biggest surprises of E3 2021, and its announcement sparked renewed interest in entries from the previous series. The new game pits Samus against a new enemy, as well as some familiar faces. Hopefully the title lives up to the hype, but fans won’t have to wait too long to find out for themselves!

Terror Metroid will be released on October 8, exclusively on Nintendo Switch. You can check out our previous coverage of the game here.

Do you intend to pick up Terror Metroid? What do you think of this new PowerA controller? Let us know in the comments or share your thoughts directly on Twitter at @Marcdachamp to talk about everything related to games!

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