The newest volume of the Metroid Dread reports focuses on the mysterious Chozo race and their history. Lore surrounding the Chozo are heavily featured in the Metroid games.
Samus Aran herself was actually adopted by the Chozo and infused with their DNA. Their suit is also of Chozo technology, as well as the many upgrades Samus obtains in their journeys.
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The Chozo were a highly intelligent and technologically advanced bird-like species who believed their purpose to be that of bringing peace throughout the galaxy. However, this once-mighty civilization eventually reached a breaking point and collapsed. Now, the Chozo who remain tend to avoid the galactic spotlight.
Chozo raised Samus on the planet Zebes. The DNA that was infused in her allowed her to survive the harsh conditions of the planet. The Chozo will play a vital role in Metroid Dread, where they will make an appearance.
Chozo warriors in Metroid Dread
In the newest trailer reveal during Gamescom, multiple Chozo are seen and are hostile to Samus. The reasoning for this is currently unknown.
The Chozo shown in the trailer possesses the advanced technology the race is known for. One of them is equipped with an Arm Cannon similar to Samus’. We can also see that they can easily overpower her.
Chozo soldiers are also featured, wielding spear-like weapons. In gameplay footage, they are shown to be very capable in combat.
Alongside these Chozo fighters are robot Chozo soldiers, created using advanced technology. They possess and electromagnetic blade and an Arm Cannon.
The presence of Chozo is one of the Metroid Dread game’s many “terrors.” Samus was raised by the Chozo, but the Chozo who appear in this game are extremely hostile. Plus, she gets completely overwhelmed in her battle against a mysterious Chozo figure.
What plans do these Chozo have? Are they enemies or allies to Samus? If they are enemies, how in the world will Samus defeat them?
You’ll have to play the game to get the answers you seek!
In previous games
During Samus’ travels in planet Zebes and SR388, she encounters many Chozo artifacts. Many of these prove to be helpful in her adventures, upgrading her suit and providing her access to new areas.
In the 3Ds game, Metroid: Samus Returns, she also finds Chozo memories, which reveal parts of Chozo history leading up to the events of Metroid Dread.
These Chozo memories can provide insight on the lead up to the story of Metroid Dread.
Metroid Dread releases on Nintendo Switch on October 8th, 2021.