The game takes place after a worldwide outbreak caused by a newly discovered parasite (which is heavily implied to be of alien origin). Most of humanity has been infected and turned into the “Ridden,” leaving players in a post-apocalyptic world. In this world, a group of veterans called the “Cleaners” comes together to fight off the zombies. The cleaners’ names are Walker, Holly, Hoffman, Evangelo, Karlee, Doc, Jim, and Mom.

Developer(s)Turtle Rock Studios
Publisher(s)Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Director(s)Phil Robb
Designer(s)Chris Ashton
EngineUnreal Engine 4[1]
Platform(s)Microsoft WindowsPlayStation 4PlayStation 5Xbox OneXbox Series X/S
ReleaseOctober 12, 2021
Genre(s)First-person shootersurvival horror


The Galactic Federation receives video evidence that the X, a dangerous species of parasite that can mimic any creature it infects, still exist on the remote planet of ZDR (the X having thought to have gone extinct after the events of Metroid Fusion). They dispatch research robots called E.M.M.I. (Extraplanetary Multiform Mobile Identifier) to ZDR to investigate, but lose contact with them shortly after. The Federation then sends Samus Aran to ZDR to investigate. Upon arriving at ZDR, Samus encounters a Chozo warrior who defeats her in combat and strips her of most of her abilities. After waking up, Samus is instructed by her ship’s computer, Adam, to escape to the surface of ZDR and return to her ship. While exploring ZDR, Samus is attacked by one of the E.M.M.I. robots, which have been hacked and are now hostile. She escapes and discovers one of the planet’s central units, from which she absorbs a mysterious energy that allows her to temporarily gain the ability to destroy the E.M.M.I. and regain some of her abilities in the process.

Nintendo EPD
Director(s)Jose Luis MárquezFumi Hayashi
Producer(s)Yoshio Sakamoto
Designer(s)Jose Maria Navarro HerreraCarlos Zarzuela SánchezJacobo Luengo
Programmer(s)Fernando Zazo
Artist(s)Jorge Benedito Chicharro
Composer(s)Kenji YamamotoSoshi AbeSayako Doi
Platform(s)Nintendo Switch
ReleaseOctober 8, 2021
Author: Seb

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