E3 2017 was amazing for many reasons, one of which is that this was finally the year that Metroid made a comeback. After the bombshell announcement that Metroid Prime 4 is on its way to the Switch, it was also announced that Metroid: Samus Returns would be coming out in the fall. If recent rumblings are to be believed, then, it would seem that this isn’t the end of Nintendo’s plans for Samus in the near future.
A NeoGAF member who was talking about Samus Returns as early as 2016 has come forward saying that another 2D Metroid has just entered the earliest stages of development, with a team from an external developer. Understandably, this is to be met with some skepticism—as the source is a message board poster who has had some accurate predictions—but it would certainly be an interesting development, if true. There was a gap of over a decade between the last two 2D Metroids, but given the ending of Samus Returns and the excellent reception that the game received, perhaps Nintendo is planning to double down on Samus’ 2D adventures.
What do you think? Would you buy another 2D Metroid? What did you think of Samus Returns? Share your thoughts in the comments below.