Whatever Nintendo’s plans for the future of Metroid may be, they might include both 2D and Prime-style 3D iterations, general manager Shinya Takahashi indicated in a recent interview with Kotaku.
“We have the Prime style of Metroid game and we have the more traditional style of Metroid game,” Takahashi told Kotaku, as translated by Nintendo senir product marketing manager Bill Trinen. “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.”
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, the last Metroid installment period, graced Wii in 2007. Unless you count Other M. Are we going to count that? OK, well, if you do, then the last Metroid was four years ago. As for the last 2D entry, that would be 2004’s Metroid: Zero Mission, a remake and extension of the original Metroid.
According to Kotaku’s report, it seems that, at best, Nintendo is conducting internal discussions about the future of Metroid—nothing is in active development. But hey, at least there’s more hope now than we had on the other side of E3?