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After a long absence of 2D Metroid games, plenty of fans were delighted to see Metroid: Samus Returns announced at this year's E3. Now series producer Yoshio Sakamoto has made clear that he's interested in creating more 2D outings for the bounty hunter, and has been talking about his passion for the project in September's issue of Game Informer Magazine. 

Sakamoto-san expresses his desire to work on more 2D Metroid projects, but reminds series fans that the interest needs to be there; as always, Nintendo will want to see decent sales to justify development costs. 

The full quote reads as follows:

Through the development of Metroid: Samus Returns, I was able to really grasp the possibility and fun of a 2D Metroid. Like when I finished the first game, if there is another opportunity to make another Metroid, that is something that I would love to do. Of course, that really depends on how much people really want to buy a 2D Metroid.

Metroid: Samus Returns is a re-imagining of Metroid II: Return of Samus, which was released on the Game Boy way back in 1991. Samus Returns is due for release on 15th September. 

Would you like to see more 2D Metroid games in years to come?