Nintendo have begun discussing the future of the Metroid series


Absence makes the heart grow fonder, but we’ve been awaiting Nintendo’s return to the Metroid series since Other M released nearly four years ago.

Well, prepare for positive news as Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi has revealed that they have begun internal discussions regarding Metroid’s return, and that they are looking to cater to both 2D and 3D styles of play.

“So it has been a while since we released the last one and we’re having discussions internally about what we can do next,” Takahashi discussed with Kotaku.

“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.”

Asked as to whether they preferred the traditional 2D or modern Prime style, Takahashi responded: “I like them both. They both have a different style of appeal.” While Shigeru Miyamoto though slightly differently: “I have the New Super Mario Bros. series [for 2D], so I like Prime. I think there’s still a lot of new things that could be done with the Prime series.”

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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