Metroid series producer Yoshio Sakamoto recently chatted with Game Informer about the future of the critically acclaimed and much-loved franchise. He revealed that while he would love to make another 2D Metroid game it all depends on the response to Metroid: Samus Returns which launches on the Nintendo 3DS next month.
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.”