Metroid Dread marks the beginning of a new era. Why it needs to stay.

Nintendo created the Metroid series in 1986 for the NES. Designed by Yoshio Sakamoto, Metroid’s influence was rooted in the Alien movies and was renowned for surprising players with the reveal of a female protagonist. While the first two entries established Nintendo’s intergalactic territory, the series would strike gold with the 1994 release of Super Metroid. Featuring a…