Where to Buy 'Metroid Dread' for Nintendo Switch And How to Get Your Hands On the Amiibo

After an excruciating wait of nearly two decades, Metroid Dread is finally available on the Nintendo Switch.

Officially announced at this year's E3 conference, this side-scrolling adventure is the long-awaited follow up to 2002's Metroid Fusion. While there have been multiple spin-offs in the intervening years, this game picks up right where Fusion left off and continues the tale of Samus Aran as she battles against a robotic force on the planet ZDR.

To coincide with the title's launch, Nintendo has also released a pair of Metroid Dread amiibo. These toys-to-life products will come bundled in a two-piece set and deliver some fun in-game perks.

The first amiibo is modelled after Samus and can be scanned to give you a health boost once per day. Meanwhile, scanning the E.M.M.I. amiibo will expand your total missile capacity so that you are packing even more firepower.

If you are in the market for either Metroid Dread itself, or its amiibo toys, then we would suggest looking at the following retailers.

Metroid Dread Amiibo Pack
Image shows the "Metroid Dread" amiibo pack, that contains Samus and E.M.M.I. Nintendo of America

Metroid Dread and Amiibo Pack at Best Buy

You can pick up a physical copy of Metroid Dread from Best Buy. Unfortunately, the special edition (which comes with a steel case, a collection of art cards and a book laying out the history of the franchise) is sold out.

As for the amiibo, the two-piece set is available for collection at select Best Buy locations. If you want the $29.99 bundle, then you will need to check the inventory levels of nearby stores (using the ZIP-code search field) as it cannot be ordered for delivery.

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Metroid Dread and Amiibo Pack at Amazon

Not only can you add Metroid Dread to your Amazon basket, but the special edition is listed for $87.99 too. When it comes to the latter, supplies are dwindling fast, so you might want to place your order before it is too late.

A product page has been set up for the amiibo 2-pack as well, but you cannot buy it just yet. That being said, Amazon does allow independent third parties to trade on its website, and so there are a few second-hand figurines up for grabs. Of course, these are significantly overpriced, with some of the amiibo bundles costing upwards of $70.

On a related note, Amazon is one of your best bets at the moment for getting your hands on a Nintendo Switch OLED model. For more details about this, read our separate update here.

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Metroid Dread and Amiibo Pack at Costco

Physical copies of Metroid Dread are being sold at Costco, but these are for members only.

You will therefore need to sign up for the retailer's loyalty scheme (at the cost of $60 per year) if you want to make a purchase. Given that the title is readily available at several other outlets, it is probably not worth registering for a Costco membership just to buy Metroid Dread.

As for the Metroid Dread amiibo, these are not listed anywhere on Costco's website.

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Metroid Dread and Amiibo Pack at Walmart

Although the special edition is not in stock, you can get a unique Metroid Dread bundle from Walmart that ships with a themed mug.

This will set you back $59.88, which is oddly enough the same price that the marketplace will charge you for a standalone copy of the game. As such, you might as well get the cup if it is not going to make a difference to the overall cost.

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Metroid Dread and Amiibo Pack at Target

Physical copies of Metroid Dread are in stock at Target (as well as digital codes if you just want to gift it to somebody else), but the amiibo set is currently displaying as sold out.

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Metroid Dread and Amiibo Pack at Antonline

You can buy Metroid Dread from Antonline for the standard cost of $59.99. However, the special edition is not listed on the website, nor is the amiibo collection.

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Metroid Dread and Amiibo Pack at Newegg

Newegg is selling Metroid Dread on the Nintendo Switch for $59.99. While you are able to pick up the game itself, the amiibo collection is not for sale at the time of writing.

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Metroid Dread and Amiibo Pack at GameStop

GameStop has established designated product pages for the Metroid Dread special edition and the amiibo 2-pack. Unfortunately, both items are sold out at the time of writing.

You can still buy the standard version of the game though, with it going for the usual price of $59.99.

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Metroid Dread and Amiibo Pack at the Nintendo Store

Surprisingly, one place where you cannot get a physical copy of Metroid Dread is Nintendo's own official storefront.

The website is distributing t-shirts and other assorted merchandise, but the game itself is not for sale and neither is the amiibo pack.

Of course, you can always just buy a digital copy of Metroid Dread from the Nintendo eShop on your Switch device.

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Metroid Dread Keyart
Image shows the keyart for "Metroid Dread". The game officially released on October 8 and can be purchased from a number of retailers. Nintendo of America