Nintendo Discussing Plans for New 2D and 3D Metroid

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

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In an interview earlier today, Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi and Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that they are discussing a future for the classic Metroid series. In the interview, Takahashi stated that “it’s been a while since we released the last one, and we’re having discussions internally about what we can do next.” Furthermore, Takahashi made a distinction between the two styles of Metroid — that seen in the 2D titles like Super Metroid and that seen in the 3D titles like Metroid Prime, and stated that the company feels they need to take care of both of those styles. According to Takahashi, “the hope is that at some point in the near future we’ll be able to share something about them.” In other words, it looks like Nintendo is, at the very least, discussing options for new Metroid games in both the 2D and 3D styles.

The Metroid series began with the original Metroid on the NES in 1986, which became famous for having one of the first female video game protagonists. The game was followed by a number of 2D sequels, including Super Metroid, widely considered to be one of the greatest games of all time, and a 2D remake, Metroid Zero Mission. In 2002, Retro Studios released Metroid Prime, the first entry in the Metroid Prime trilogy and the first 3D Metroid title.

This is exciting news for fans of Metroid and Nintendo. Be sure to stay tuned to oprainfall for more Metroid news!