Nintendo Teases a New Metroid Game for the Upcoming Switch

New Metroid Game

It has been 10 years. We’ve been waiting to hear something, anything, about a new Metroid game for ten years. Maybe a follow up to Prime? Hell, we’d even take a throwback to the side scroller. After enduring the spinoffs of yesteryear, I think we deserve that. Watching the Nintendo Switch event with wide hopeful eyes delivered some awesome results, but for fans of Samus Aran hoping to hear something, there was no news to be had. Or was there?

In an interview at a “hands-on event” for the Nintendo Switch in New York City, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime was asked about the classics, and if there would be a new Metroid game. Apparently, he has gotten these questions alot and had a sense of humor about it. He had this to say about Mother 3 and Metroid:

“Oh, so earlier today I got asked about Mother 3; maybe you can ask me about Metroid. Look, again, I am proud as an executive with Nintendo to say that we look at all of the boards and all of the comments and we really have a good understanding of what our consumers want. And believe me, we take that to heart as we work to create content.

So I have nothing to announce–here. But we are aware that there are some key IP that consumers just can’t wait for the next true installment in that franchise’s legacy. Suffice it to say, we’re aware of it, and talk to me in a year and let’s look back and see what’s happened.”

Granted, that’s not an official acknowledgement of anything, but it’s a pretty good teaser from someone who’s job it is to know what’s going on with all things Nintendo. Surely, he’s been to Metroid developer Retro to see what’s what since the studio went quiet after the well received release of “Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze”. After all, they are working on a new game, and they have been successful with the franchise in the past. So maybe a new Metroid game isn’t that far fetched.

New Metroid Game
Samus Tribute art by Deviantart artist Wen-JR

Reggie went on to note that the Wii-U taught them that having a steady flow of “critical launches” is important, and will keep their consumers engaged. With that in mind, it is of strategic advantage to keep your cards in hand until it’s time for the reveal. All we know for sure is that the Switch is promising to unearth some old favorites, and if Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is any indication of what’s to come, we’re friggin excited for the prospect of a new Metroid game, or any other for that matter!

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