As it turns out, “Metroid Dread” will work with the Samus, Dark Samus, and Ridley amiibo that are part of the “Super Smash Bros” collection. On October 4, 2021, Nintendo UK shared the news via Twitter, writing: “Using Samus once a day will replenish life energy, while Dark Samus and Ridley will replenish your missile ammo!” Though the UK My Nintendo Store has restocked “Metroid” amiibo, options for purchasing these figures at a non-inflated price in the U.S. are limited for all three characters.
Fans had mixed reactions to the news. Some were excited, like a cheery fan who wrote, “Nice! Thanks for the tip, Nintendo.” Another gamer was also happy, yet aware of the arguably unfair advantage amiibo can provide: “Yes I can cheat the game heheh.” Some fans didn’t get exactly what they wanted, including one who opposed the amiibo altogether, or another who wished the amiibo to provide cosmetic options for players. Others are curious if the “Metroid: Samus Returns” amiibo or the Zero Suit Samus “Super Smash Bros” amiibo will work, though the jury’s still out.
As if the amiibo drama isn’t enough, there may be more “Metroid” content on the horizon. Some very credible rumors suggest that a rerelease of an early “Metroid” title might be on the way sooner rather than later. Until then, fans will be split between playing “Metroid Dread” as-is or scouring the internet for one of many special amiibo to help them beat it.