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Metroid Dread amiibo Offer Samus Permanent Upgrades

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Now that the product listings are up at GameStop, we know exactly what the Metroid Dread amiibo do. Essentially, they offer both a permanent and temporary bonus. The first time you use each Metroid Dread amiibo, Samus gets a permanent upgrade. However, you can still use both for boosts after.  [Thanks, VGC!]

GameStop’s product description went over each figure’s features. The Samus Metroid Dread amiibo immediately gives her health a permanent boost by 100 points. The E.M.M.I. amiibo’s fixed upgrade gives you 10 extra missiles permanently. Then, after that initial unlock, people could scan each amiibo daily to get a health or missile refill.

This is the second recent Nintendo amiibo to offer a noticeable bonus in-game. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Zelda & Loftwing amiibo unlocks a feature when scanned. If people use that, it allows them to immediately teleport either to or from Skyloft, even if they were previously in a dungeon.

In addition to the amiibo details, there’s more news regarding the game. Nintendo shared a bunch of Metroid Dread screenshots on Twitter. They even show off her new sliding move

Metroid Dread and its amiibo two-pack will debut on October 8, 2021. It is only available for the Nintendo Switch.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.