Those undercover sleuths over at Unseen64 have been informed that there was a Metroid title in the works for the Nintendo 3DS. The game was in development by Next Level Games who were the developers behind the beloved Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon on the Nintendo 3DS. We previously heard that they were working on a Metroid prototype which was canned so they moved onto development of Luigi’s Mansion. Unseen64 have a good reputation regarding uncovering cancelled games, so I don’t doubt Metroid was once in development.
“Anywho, I have recently been privy to some cancelled Metroid stuff. I hope we can share some of that some day soon. It’s a bit complicated.”
“It’s all a bit of a minefield, unfortunately. I try to be careful about sharing things that could endanger someone’s career.”
“This is a Metroid 3DS game, to be clear.”