A New Metroid Game May Be Closer Than We Think
So many have been awaiting that hallowed day when Nintendo finally brings back the Metroid series, and that day may be getting closer and closer to becoming a reality. It’s been quite sometime since we’ve seen either a 2D or 3D Metroid game. Personally, I’d love to see a 2D Metroid game. Growing up, one of my absolute favorite games were Super Metroid for the Super Nintendo. Metroid Prime was alright in my opinion. 2D Metroid will always hold a special place in my heart.
Recently, Stephen Totilo from Kotaku did an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi of Nintendo. Totilo asked the two about the future of the Metroid series, and Miyamoto pushed the question onto Takahashi, since the original creators of Metroid and the director are now working under Takahashi instead of Miyamoto.
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.
– Shinya Takahashi, Nintendo
So as it seems, a new Metroid game may very well be a real possibility. We can only hope.