Metroid Dread has just been released on the Nintendo Switch and is already fully playable from start to finish on various Switch emulators on PC. The Yuzu emulator, which shows games in original resolution, seems to run Metroid Dread smoothly, while some players use the Regenex emulator, which allows you to increase accuracy, reports stuttering.
Youtube gaming screenshots of Metroid Dread were taken on a PC with a 6GB GTX 1060, Intel Core i5-8400 processor and 16GB DDR4 RAM in both Yuzu and Regenex emulators if you want to see a comparison.
Metroid Dread has been very well received so far. A direct sequel to Metroid Fusion from 2002, it reverts to 2D retro (mostly) but with a few modern quality of life features and a seemingly decent number of control points.
It’s not like we’re hungry for Metroidvanias on PC due to the existence of Hollow Night, and Axiom Edge, and Axiom Virgo 2, and Ori and the Blind Forest, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, recently released Dirt, but if you’ve tried Metroid Dread If you’re playing on Switch and the controls are clenched in your hands, or you really want to mess around with the accuracy and frame rate unlocking, it’s good to be able to switch to PC.