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Metroid Prime Could Continue On DS



Nintendo SPD Production Group 3’s Kensuke Tanabe — producer on overseas projects such as Metroid Prime, Excitebots and Punch-out!! — believes there’s room for another game in the Metroid Prime series.


“We are always planning to make new games in the Metroid Prime series. Depending on the timing and the situation, we cannot deny the possibility of realising it on DS or DSi,” Tanabe said to Official Nintendo Magazine in an interview .


Do we really need another Metroid Prime game now that Dark Samus is finally dead? I tend to think of “Prime” as a single incident (albeit an important incident) in Samus’s career. It doesn’t seem like there would be any good reason to re-visit it, unless by “Prime” Tanabe simply means another first-person game… or another multiplayer game similar to Hunters.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.