Metroid Spin-Offs On The Way?

Nintendo look to extend the Metroid franchise with the new "Hunters".

Metroid Prime Hunters, set to finally release on Nintendo DS early this year (March 20th if you have your diary to hand) might spark a few spin-off titles according to various sources.

The eagerly awaited DS title will feature 6 new "bounty hunters" - no, not the chocolate bars - each with their own story and background information. It's rumoured that, if popular, these characters could become the base for future Metroid related titles. After all, Retro Studios will need something to do after the Metroid Prime trilogy is complete.

We'd welcome more Metroid games, the Gamecube games have been outstanding, but please not too many.. Dance Dance Revolution: Metroid Mix? Hopefully not.

[via metroidhunters.com]