Metroid: Other M So Secret Koei Didn’t Even Know About It

By Spencer . June 4, 2009 . 3:45pm


Team Ninja, Tecmo, and Nintendo kept Metroid: Other M well hidden from the public eye. Even Koei, which merged with Tecmo, wasn’t aware the game was in development.


While the merger was in process Tecmo was not allowed to disclose they were working on Metroid: Other M. That’s how secretive Nintendo is about their first party projects! Since Tecmo is so close to Nintendo you would think Nintendo would release Fatal Frame IV overseas, but a representative from Tecmo reiterated Fatal Frame IV will not be released in North America or Europe.


Team Ninja grew slightly too. Usually, Team Ninja consists of 80-85 people. Right now there are about 100 people in Team Ninja. Metroid: Other M is slated for release in 2010.

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  • EvilAkito

    I really can’t wait. This is the first game of the current generation that has made me feel really excited!

  • lostinblue

    I hope they do a Ninja Gaiden Wii afterwards. Quick, someone ask them that!

    But yeah, game looks awesome.

  • Milton

    Does Samus seriously have that purple dude in a headlock

  • Can’t wait for this. Metroid is my favourite Nintendo franchise. I just hope you’re allowed to switch between first and third-person on the fly during combat. Or that it isn’t some sort of QTE at the very least.

  • MadMirko

    I have mixed feelings about this. Classic Metroid is awesome, and I was extremely put off by the first showings of Metroid Prime back in the day. That turned out awesome as well, though, but this one involves Team Ninja and I’m not a fan of their games. On the other hand Itagaki is gone and that could certainly be an opportunity for them.

    *sigh* fingers crossed.

    • daizyujin

      I also was very dumbfounded when I saw the first shots of Metroid Prime but then again, the game is more of an FPA than FPS. This one on the otherhand looks great so far. Just so long as they don’t loose all the exploration feel.

      I was thinking along the lines of the exact opposite, but then again, I always liked Itagaki’s work even though he does strike me as a complete asshole of a person.

      Team Ninja has always known how to do action so hopefully they will run with that idea.

      • MadMirko

        The first thing that came to my mind when I heard about involvement of Team Ninja were bouncing boobies. Ninja Gaiden is at the very least a competent action game, but what about atmosphere? Will there still be somber and quiet parts where you explore mysterious and beautiful areas?

        I’d say “no” if Team Ninja was the sole developer, but with over 100 people in the team, headed by someone who was responsible for 2D handheld Metroid in the past… all signs point to “awesome”. I also like the fact that Sakamoto had the concept in mind before approaching anyone, and only selected Team Ninja because they understood what he wanted.

        I’ve convinced myself with your help. All hail Other M!

  • jarrodand

    Looks amazing. In Sakamoto we trust.

  • lostinblue

    I want metroid dread

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