At this year’s Gamescom, Yosuke Hayashi of Team Ninja was asked if they would ever do another team-up with Nintendo. Specifically, he was asked if they would ever work on the Metroid series again. His response was that it was something he wanted to pursue, but it all depends.
“Unfortunately Metroid is kind of out of our league as it’s Nintendo’s game, but we’re still in close touch with co-creator Sakamoto-san, so we want to do something with him moving forward definitely. It really depends on what he wants to do with the game first.”
Metroid: Other M is one of those games that got an incredibly mixed reception, especially within the Operation Rainfall staff. Some of us like the game just fine. Others, like myself, wish this game never happened. I don’t think this game “ruined” the Metroid franchise like several people believe. I will say that I can stick my hands in a Panini maker while watching You Don’t Mess With the Zohan again and…well, the experience wouldn’t be any better than playing Other M, but it’d come close.
If you want another, more professional opinion about the game, you can go read James Best’s review here.