Could Samus have something else in store for us lucky fans?

Rumours regarding an all-new side-scrolling Metroid adventure have been doing the rounds pretty much since Metroid Prime 3: Corruption hit store shelves.

Entitled Metroid Dread, this near-mythical game seemed to come into focus after Nintendo revealed Metroid: Other M at this year's E3.

Other M - which has been in development since 2006, so we're told - seems to be a 2.5 action title and is being made with the assistance of Team Ninja, the studio behind the boob-tastic Dead or Alive fighting game series.

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However, in a recent interview, Metroid director Yoshio Sakamoto confirmed that Metroid Dread is an entirely different project to Metroid: Other M, and that it might see the light of day eventually.