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E3 2021 takes place June 12 – 15 as a re-imagined, all-virtual online event. Nintendo, Xbox, Bethesda, Square Enix, Sega, Bandai Namco, Ubisoft, Capcom and others will deliver new announcements about video games, trailers, release dates and more.
When Nintendo releases Metroid Dread for the Nintendo Switch later this year, the 2D side-scrolling adventure will also feature a special amiibo release featuring Samus Aran and the killer robot known as EMMI.
From GameStop’s description of Metroid Dread amiibo:
A new Samus amiibo figure with her suit from Metroid Dread games and an EMMI amiibo character are available in a 2-pack set. Scan Samus amiibo for an extra energy tank to increase your health by 100, in addition, Samus amiibo can be drained again to get health once a day. EMMI amiibo gives Samus a Missile + tank, and increases its rocket capacity by 10, in addition, the EMMI amiibo can be tapped again to top up some missiles once a day.
In previous games from Metroid, players had to hunt for their first energy tank and explore with an uncertain amount of health. But thanks to Nintendo’s collectibles, Metroid Dread the players have an instant up. Which, ironically, removes some of the fear from dread.
Nintendo offers a similar relief in gaming with its new Zelda and Loftwing amiibo, which is sent next to The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch in July. The fancy figure enables a new kind of fast travel for Link.
The Samus and EMMI amiibo two-pack cost $ 29.99 and ship Oct. 8 the same day Metroid Dread arrives Nintendo Switch.