John Cena pushed for a new 2D Metroid

Art from Metroid Dread, a game John Cent reportedly loves, showing Samus going up against a strange, spindly, white robot.

WWE and movie superstar John Cena is a Metroid fan, according to Dan Ryckert, who previously worked for WWE. Speaking on Twitter, Ryckert said that “Cena repeatedly told the Nintendo reps how much he wanted a new 2D Metroid” during a photo shoot in 2017. This came to be, too, with the release of Metroid Dread last year.

Ryckert also added that “when Metroid Dread came out years later, he was sent a copy. Cena’s people sent an email back saying “John loves it.”” It’s not that exciting, but it’s definitely a nice tidbit, just like finding Henry Cavill likes Warhammer. It’s great when celebrities are into niche and nerdy stuff, right?

If you’re still unsure on whether to pick up Metroid Dread, check out our Metroid Dread review, where we call it “a solid Metroidvania that will please fans new and old alike.” We’ve also got a guide to Metroid Dread amiibo if you’re a fan of plastic, and a feature on Metroid Dread’s future and the way the game opens up the franchise.

You can check out Dan Rycket’s tweet about John Cena’s Metroid love below.

For more on big Nintendo titles, why not check out our Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes review to see why we call it “the best musou spin-off to date.”