If there is one franchise that Nintendo fans have been fervently asking for but have been denied for years, it is a new Metroid game. Besides the off-shoot Metroid Prime Federation Force from last year which was not well liked, the series has been incredibly underloved by the games company.
Well, something could well be on the horizon. Speaking to Gamespot, Nintendo of America's Reggie Fils-Amie brought up the franchise when asked about the expected localisation of Mother 3, which didn't turn up for the Switch's launch. He said:
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.
Does that mean we can expect an announcement of both in the next year? Wouldn't that be neat?