Even though Nintendo didn’t show anything on Metroid at E3, they haven’t forgotten about the iconic series.
In an interview with Kotaku, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi spoke about releasing both a 2D and 3D Metroid game in the future.
“We have the Prime style of Metroid game, and we have the more traditional style of Metroid game,” Takahashi said. “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.”
They also talked about which style was their favorite. Takahashi said he liked both styles, while Miyamoto said he preferred the Prime series, adding “I think there’s still a lot of new things that could be done with the Prime series.”
Neither Miyamoto or Takahashi mentioned a specific release date, but they’re hoping to release a Metroid game in the near future. The last we saw of Metroid was in 2010 with Metroid: Other M. The game received mixed to positive reviews and was developed Project M, a team of over 100 people that included staff from Nintendo, Team Ninja, and D-Rockets.
We’ll update you when more information is revealed.