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Metroid Dread feels on Nintendo’s brand new OLED Switch

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Playing with Nintendo’s first 2D Metroid game in 19 years.

OLED Switch. The most notable feature in Nintendo‘s latest Switch model is the seven-inch OLED screen, which gives games with brighter colors and higher contrast. Also, it has a new kickstand that’s more useful and adaptable than the one found on the standard Switch. What’s a new launch without a great application? I had the chance to experience the initial 90 minutes in Metroid Dread and, not just does it look like it’s worth the 19-year delay for a sequel Metroid Fusion; however, it could also be an excellent display for Nintendo’s brand OLED Switch.

Dreads coming to the Switch on October 8, 2021, the exact day of Nintendo’s most recent version of the tablet console hybrid. I’m excited to play plenty of games using the OLED screen; however, Dread locked is exceptionally unique. The sci-fi universe is more vivid (and terrifying) when you have a display that can provide more dark blacks. The fine details of the 2D-meets-3D scenes stand out due to the screen technology and the new enemies.

Nintendo claims that the updated $349.99 OLED-touting Switch model isn’t any faster than the traditional Switch and the Switch Lite. At the same time, I could easily see graphical flaws on my first unit, which I purchased in early 2017; these flaws weren’t as evident with the vast improvement in image quality this OLED screen provides. The screen is still 720p; however, I was surprised by the difference that I anticipated. Due to the increase, in contrast, the text on the screen was slightly easier to read, and the overall appearance of the graphics was superior to what I would expect from the Switch’s old chipset.

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The game, I tried using a handheld device. However, I did briefly test my new kickstand. It can smoothly rotate between approximately 80-90 degrees, making it much easier to determine your preferred angle when playing tabletop mode, for instance, if you’re playing on an airplane. The new model has many features; it’s that the days of the kickstand falling off in normal usage (whether to support the console or simply to get access to your microSD slot) are over. The latest kickstand can hide the microSD slot; however, you’re not looking for it as often because this Switch OLED console comes with 64 G.B. of storage instead of the 32 G.B. quantity that was the default in earlier Switch consoles.

Nintendo suggested I play using Dreadthrough with the improved speakers on this Switch which were clear and loud enough to listen to at a reasonably loud press conference. They’re probably not going to be as good as other headsets. However, they were more adept at creating a sound bubble in which I felt as though I was within.

NINTENDO HASN’T LOST ITS STEP IN MAKING STELLAR METROID GAMES

Whatever your feelings about the improvements made to the OLED Switch, it is an actual Switch when you play it. It’s also important to note that it feels like an actual Metroid game. The story begins immediately following the events of Fusion, and after brief recaps of previous events, Dreaddrops players right into the action. Within the first fifteen minutes, you’ll get chased by E.M.M.I robots. They are quick, powerful adversaries designed to hunt and take down Samus. It’s a terrifying experience similar to encountering SA-X, Samus’ deadly counterparts found in Metroid Fusion. However, instead of ensuring destruction, Dread sometimes grants Samus the ability to against the opponent with an E.M.M.I to escape. It’s thrilling and tense. The E.M.M.I robots are confined to restricted areas of the map. They’re surrounded by bizarre doors made of floating cubes (seen in the picture up above). However, you’ll need to overcome them to progress through the game. There’s also an array of new types of enemies as well as bosses.

Dread also takes no time to introduce you to new techniques and heavy weapons that can assist you with the task. From the beginning, Samus can slide under areas that previously required a Morph Ball by tapping the left trigger. Similar to Metroid Samus Returned to the 3DS (Nintendo also developed with Mercury Steam, Dread’s Studio Mercury Steam), the melee counter returns. If an opponent’s eyes light up before an attack, you’ll be able to hit X to stun them and take a hit that is easy to. Even this simple option in the first game gave you some most cinematic encounters I’ve ever seen in a Metroid game, two-dimensional or not.

Metroid Dread has plenty of similarities with its predecessors. Each part of the game comes with plenty of places you can access and cannot because of the limitations of your suit. There are map downloads, save rooms, health and missile recharge stations, and a host of hidden treasures within the terrain. However, going through the everyday routines, such as stopping in the save room or interfacing with Chozo statues that hand out upgrades for suit suits, isn’t as long as that was previously in other games. Samus can dash, and the interactions are quick and intense, assisted by a solid performance that never would dip below sixty frames per second.

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The game’s signature challenge is still there. However, it’s much more enjoyable in the I played parts because save points are spaced only two minutes between. This is fantastic, considering the portability of the Switch, which means that you could have to schedule a quick game on the go. Additionally, the division of challenges and rewards within Dread seems perfectly balanced so that it won’t frighten novice players or be too simple for veteran players who have returned.

Based on what I was capable of playing, Metroid Dread is a joy to play, and unlike what I had imagined, an experience that was delayed for more than ten years would feel. While concern remains about Metroid Prime 4, which was revived when it was still in development at the beginning of 2019, I was able to play Dread served to remind me that Nintendo continues to be a leader in the production of top-quality Metroid games.

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The launch will not allow you to edit multiplayer maps or play Halo Infinite in co-op

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These will be added to the game over time.

Halo Infinite will be released this holiday season. However, at launch, you won’t have the ability to play campaign mode with your friends or edit multiplayer levels using Forge mode. Developer 343 Industries announced Friday.

“When we looked at these experiences — campaign coop and Forge – we made the determination [that] that they’re just simply not ready,” Joseph Staten (head of creative on Halo Infinite) said in a video. “So campaign co-op will be kept in the oven for a bit longer. We’ll release them next year as part of our season roadmap when they’re complete.

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CAMPAIGN CO-OP IS TARGETED FOR SEASON TWO, WHILE FORGE IS SET FOR SEASON THREE

Staten stated that 343 Industries plans to ship campaign co-op and Forge in the second season. Staten stated that 343 Industries aims to ship a new season approximately every three months. This means that campaign co-op will likely arrive around three months after launch, while Forge will arrive six months later.

Halo’s campaign cooperative and Forge mode are two hallmarks of the series, so fans may be disappointed to learn that they won’t be available at launch. However, 343 remains committed to launching the campaign this holiday season and season one multiplayer.

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Staten said, “We’ll soon be discussing our actual release date.” Xbox is hosting an event in just a few days on August 24th, so perhaps Microsoft and 343 Industries will reveal the date there.

HALO INFINITE HAS HAD A BIT OF ROCKY HISTORY

The latest delays in campaign co-op, Forge and Forge are all part of Halo Infinite’s recent history. The original release date for the game was 2020. However, it was delayed to 2021 after a campaign that revealed the origins of the Craig meme. Staten, who was involved in the initial three Halo games, was brought on board soon after.

Despite its slow development, however, the recent multiplayer technical preview was very positive. This could suggest that the game will live to fans’ expectations when it finally releases this holiday season. You’ll need to wait for the game to be released to play it with your friends or modify it in Forge mode.

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Two-hour event with trailers and announcements

Gamescom, the largest in-person gaming conference, will be taking place virtually for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic. Although it may disappoint those unable to travel to Cologne, Germany, for the conference, the online presentation allows viewers to view all the highlights from home. Geoff Keighley’s two-hour-long Opening Night Live event focuses on exactly that. It features new Gamescom trailers and announcements as well as guest appearances.

What can you expect? Keighley promises to walk through a Call of Duty: Vanguard campaign level on the latest consoles. There will also be big news on Splitgate, the portal-based competitive FPS game that has been very popular recently. Keighley will also update you on Lego Star Wars, The Skywalker Saga and reveal the next Saints Row.

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WHAT TIME DOES OPENING NIGHT LIVE TO BEGIN?

Opening Night Live will not be happening at night for some people. Opening Night Live starts at 2PM ET/ 11AM PST/ 7PM BST. This allows you to tune in during your midday break. Your boss will not notice that you are gone for two hours. Depending on your location, it can be either before or after work.

WHERE CAN YOU IMMEDIATELY VIEW OPENING NIGHTS LIVE?

Like many other streams of game events, this one is also available on YouTube, Twitch and Twitter.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard has been announced. More information will be available in Warzone on August 19

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Activision released a teaser video.

Call of Duty: Vanguard-Official Teaser

Activision officially announced Call of Duty: Vanguard as the next title in its hugely successful series. A teaser video was released on Monday. The video isn’t apparent, as it only shows footage from four locations that each have a mysterious face. However, it appears that the game will be set during World War II and likely on the four fronts.

Although details are scarce right now, more information will be available about Call of Duty: Vanguard during an event within Call of Duty: Warzone on August 19 at 12:30 PM ET. This is the series’ take at a free-to-play battle royale shooter.

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