A free update for Metroid Dread had added Boss Rush and other new modes, Nintendo has announced.
Players can take on bosses one at a time in Boss Rush, and while missiles replenish after each fight, any damage taken carries over into the next fight.
However, beating a boss improves Samus’ abilities and increases the player’s max rockets, energy tanks, and energy bombs.
Survival Rush has also been added, a mode similar to Boss Rush, but instead of fighting a set number of enemies, the player has a limited amount of time to defeat as many as possible.
No missiles or health replenishes between battles, but players are rewarded with more time to defeat a boss, with a bonus if they do so without taking damage.
For those looking for a challenge, the One Hit Kill Dread mode gets its own take on Boss Rush, which requires players to attack 12 bosses in a row without taking a single hit.
Of course, this requires some serious skill, so Nintendo added a practice mode where players can choose specific bosses to fight at will.
Nintendo previously added two new difficulty options to Metroid Dread, making Boss Rush and these other new game modes the second major update since the game launched last October.
In our 9/10 review, IGN said: “A surprise sequel after almost 20 years, Metroid Dread brings back the legendary exploration and advancement and combines it with excellent modern combat and some of the best boss fights of all time.”
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