We might not have heard about a new Metroid at this year’s E3, but Nintendo is having internal discussions about where to go with the series, and wants to “take care of” both the series’ 2D and 3D styles.
“So it has been a while since we released the last one and we’re having discussions internally about what we can do next,” Nintendo SPD group lead Shinya Takahashi told 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.”
The latest games in the Metroid series were Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for Wii in 2007 and the Team Ninja spin-off Metroid: Other M in 2010.