Besides Starfox, which Nintendo revealed at E3 one other big franchise they have been quiet about is Metroid. The last game, Metroid: Other M left a pretty bad taste in players’ mouths, but every other game in the series has been pretty spectacular, so fans are still clamoring for another one.
E3 sadly came and went without any kind of official Metroid announcement, but in an interview with Kotaku, Shinya Takahashi, who runs Nintendo’s SPD group, said that there are plans about both 2D & 3D Metroid that they will hope to be able to share soon:
So it has been a while since we released the last one and we’re having discussions internally about what we can do next. So at this point we have two different types of Metroid games. We have the Prime style of Metroid game and we have the more traditional style of Metroid game. We feel that we do need to take care of both of these styles of play. And the hope is that at some point in the near future we’ll be able to share something about them
While that is dancing around a completely official announcement, that is pretty much confirmation that Nintendo is working both a 2D & 3D entry in the Metroid series as long as it bears little resemblance to Metroid:Other M, I’m pretty excited.
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