Nintendo has announced a short delay for the Metroid Dread amiibo 2 pack, with the figures now arriving in November.
The company said the reason was “unforeseen shipping delays” in their announcement on Twitter. While originally intended to launch alongside the game, the figures will now land on November 5. Comprising of bounty hunting hero Samus Aran and robotic foe E.M.M.I. the figures allow players to unlock a bonus permanent Energy Tank and Missile+ Tank.
Thankfully, the amiibo delay won’t affect Metroid Dread itself. The game has bounty hunter Samus Aran returning in an all-new adventure on the mysterious planet of ZDR. During her mission, she’ll be hunted down by the E.M.M.I who seem to be on a single-minded mission to eliminate her, programmed by her former saviours.
Logistical issues in the UK and Europe have been causing a few headaches for physical releases of late. Just last month, the disk version of Sonic Colours Ultimate was delayed by Sega due to similar issues, although the digital release still went ahead as planned.
Metroid Dread will land exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on October 8. Which is just in time for the Nintendo Switch OLED launch (touch wood, barring any further logistical issues) too.
Due to unforeseen shipping delays, the Metroid Dread amiibo 2-pack is now scheduled to launch across the UK and Europe on November 5th. Metroid Dread will still launch for Nintendo Switch on October 8th as originally scheduled. We apologise for the delay.
— Nintendo UK (@NintendoUK) September 22, 2021