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History of Metroid in 2D

The History of Metroid in 2D – Metroid Dread Primer

35 years after the release of Metroid on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has released a new video breaking down the history of 2D Metroid games. The video aptly titled, The History of Metroid in 2D, serves as a primer for the latest installment Metroid Dread, which in case you didn’t know, is a direct sequel to 2002’s Metroid Fusion, picking up right where the story left off.

Check out the video below as well as a basic timeline that lists the Metroid games in chronological based on their story as well as their release dates.

Metroid Games in Chronological Story Order:
Metroid (or its Game Boy Advance remake, Metroid: Zero Mission)
Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime Hunters
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Metroid II: Return of Samus (or its 3DS remake, Metroid: Samus Returns)
Super Metroid
Metroid: Other M
Metroid Fusion
Metroid Dread

Metroid Games in Order of Release:
Metroid (1986, NES)
Metroid II: Return of Samus (1991, Game Boy)
Super Metroid (1994, SNES)
Metroid Fusion (2002, Game Boy Advance)
Metroid Prime (2002, GameCube)
Metroid: Zero Mission (2004, Game Boy Advance)
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2002, GameCube)
Metroid Prime Pinball (2005, Nintendo DS)
Metroid Prime Hunters (2006, Nintendo DS)
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007, Wii)
Metroid Prime: Trilogy (2009, Wii – compiles Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2 and Metroid Prime 3)
Metroid: Other M (2010, Wii)
Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2016, Nintendo 3DS)
Metroid: Samus Returns (2017, Nintendo 3DS)
Metroid Dread (2021, Nintendo Switch)

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