2D and 3D Metroids Still on Nintendo’s Mind
Why can’t Metroid crawl? Or rather, where is Metroid? Fans have asked just that E3 following 2010’s Metroid: Other M four years ago on the Wii, and now it appears some of its most dedicated supporters may have some answers if not new questions to follow them.
Metroid creator Shinya Takahashi and Nintendo’s own Shigeru Miyamoto spoke on the subject of another go ’round for the fabled beloved bounty hunter’s next adventure to Kotaku and, Takahashi himself had this to say on the matter of a sequel:
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.
It’s something more for eager fans to play out their fantasies of either a Wii U or 3DS entry for the future, erroneously or not. Both dimensions have served the series well historically and as for Takahashi-san and Shigeru Miyamoto? They’re naturally fans of both game styles. Takahashi commented: “I like them both. They both have a different style of appeal.”
Meanwhile, Miyamoto stated that “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.”
We await to see how near the “near future” is for Metroid as Nintendo no doubt continues the Directs to come.