When Nintendo revealed that the next instalment in the massively popular Metroid series would be a collaboration with Japanese 'tits and ass' experts Team Ninja, more than a few eyebrows were raised.
Those eyebrows were soon lowered when the trailer started rolling, which displays what could quite possibly be one of the greatest reinterpretations of a Nintendo franchise by an external developer since Sega took up programming duties on F-Zero GX.
However, one question still remains: will Team Ninja make more out of Samus' womanly qualities than Nintendo has done previously? The developer is famed for its Dead or Alive fighting game brand, which in turn is largely famous for featuring ladies with massive, pendulous breasts that appear to defy the laws of gravity.
"Every female character in our games is as attractive as possible, both inside and out", said Team Ninja head guy Yosuke Hayashi when the question was put to him. "There has to be something attractive. But as long as we provide that in the one place - the inside - that's what's important with this game".