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Nintendo Considering Two Kinds Of Metroid Games


Relax, Nintendo still loves Metroid. The company is still working on the series, reports Kotaku, who had a chance to speak with Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi.


“So it has been a while since we released the last one and we’re having discussions internally about what we can do next,” said Takahashi, who is now the general manager of Nintendo’s Software Planning & Development team, which previously reported to Satoru Iwata.


“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,” Takahashi continued. “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.”


Takahashi goes on to say that he’s fond of both styles of Metroid, and that they both have a different kind of appeal.


Earlier in the year, Miyamoto stated that Retro Studios, who have been working on a new project since November, are “a very high priority in terms of the potential team that would be considered for working on a Metroid game”.

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.