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Face the Dread Returns

Written by Leon Fletcher

It's been a week since Samus' dangerous mission to ZDR began. The planet is full of nasty threats, including some unlikely adversaries, that is sure to build that sense of dread.

One such enemy are the Extraplanetary Multiform Mobile Identifier robots (or E.M.M.I. for short) who ruthlessly hunt down Samus during her adventure. To help us understand these hunting machines better, you are tasked with sharing one of your encounters with an E.M.M.I. Perhaps you gave them the slip, countered an attack (or three), or just succumbed to their deadly force. To thank you for your time (and risking your life) three random entries will each receive a Metroid Dread gift pack.

Entering is simple, just take a 30-second video capture of your E.M.M.I. encounter using the Nintendo Switch capture button and upload it to Twitter, ensuring that you use the tags #MetroidDread and #NPUKFaceTheDread before 6pm BST on Friday 29th October.

Please make sure not to include any spoilers related to the story to respect those who have yet to complete their mission.


  • Entrants can submit multiple tweets, but only the latest tweet will be used as their entry into the competition
  • The competition begins on Friday 15th October at 6pm BST and concludes on Friday 29th October at 6pm BST
  • Entry is exclusive to residents living in the UK and Ireland
  • To enter, entrants must make a 30-second capture of an E.M.M.I. encounter using the Nintendo Switch capture button and upload it directly to Twitter using the tags #MetroidDread and #NPUKFaceTheDread 
    • The video must remain unedited and uncropped
  • All entrants must post from an account that is publicly visible
    • If your account is locked at the time of posting, the post will not appear in search results and will be disqualified even if the account is unlocked afterwards… make sure it is unlocked before making the post
  • Three valid entries will be picked at random and will each receive a Metroid Dread Gift Pack that includes the following
    • Keyring 
    • Mouse pad
    • Double-Sided A2 Poster
    • T-shirt (Large Only)
    • A5 Notebook
    • A5 Sticker sheet
  • Winners will be announced within 24 hours of competition close
  • Prizes must be claimed within 48 hours of notification or risk a runner-up being chosen instead
  • No substitutes for the prizes are available
  • Any entries containing inappropriate material or that demonstrates unlawful modification of hardware or software will be disqualified
  • By submitting your entry, you agree that NPUK may use your submission for other media content
  • Metroids are not pets. Metroids are not for target practice. Finally, unauthorized feeding of Metroids is still strictly prohibited.

See you next mission!

Competition organised and written by Leon Fletcher
Graphics by Leon Fletcher