In this month’s Game Informer, Metroid producer Yoshio Sakamoto discussed the possibility of making another 2D Metroid game.
While he wants to, it may come down to how Metroid: Samus Returns sells. He said:
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 reimagining of Metroid II: Return of Samus on the Game Boy, and launches for 3DS September 15th.