Spanish developer MercurySteam reportedly pitched their own take on a Metroid game to Nintendo earlier this year.
Their pitched concept was described by sources as a “first-person game set in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi environment,” and would see players witness the adventure from either the perspective of Samus Aran or several other bounty hunters.
Unseen 64’s Tamaki (via Nintendo Life) has gleaned that the concept had been targeted for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, however the trail turned cold after they had presented their idea to Nintendo – most likely suggesting that their efforts weren’t successful.
In recent months, MercurySteam has been teasing a sci-fi project that suggests that the developer is: “Exploring new worlds, fighting strange creatures, discovering new heroes.” They are best known for their work developing Konami’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow series, although Lords of Shadow 2 was met with a mixed reception.
At E3 2015, Nintendo announced Metroid Prime: Federation Force for Nintendo 3DS to a largely negative reaction. Producer Kensuke Tanabe was “quite surprised” by the backlash, stating that the Nintendo 3DS exclusive had a “very important” role to play in the wider universe.
He also suggested that the next Metroid Prime title would “likely now be on Nintendo’s NX console,” which will be revealed in 2016.