Future of 2D Metroid May Depend on Samus Returns Sales

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.


Matthew Sigler


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