Metroid creator ‘encourages’ more Metroid Prime ideas

The world may currently be wrapped up in its excitement for Team Ninja’s Metroid: Other M, but original Metroid creator Yoshio Sakamoto has said he’d encourage Retro Studios to have another crack at the less traditional Metroid Prime series.

“With regards to the Prime series, if the team at Retro comes up with an idea that does bring a sequel to the series to fruition, I by all means encourage them to do that,he states. “But I’m not directly involved with the Prime games. In terms of the Metroid series stories that I’ve told, the games that I’ve been involved in, I started with the NES Metroid and took it through Fusion.

“I’m hoping to tie the Super Metroid and Fusion stories together, and until I do that I can’t think about what happens after Fusion, but if the concept does come to me I’d like to continue the story and see how far it can go. One of my goals is to present Samus as an appealing human character, and that involves explaining a little bit about what happened in her past as well as the characters that influenced her. The story will play a big part.”

It’s cool to see so much Metroid talk going on. It’s long been one of Nintendo’s more forgotten franchises, despite its strong cult following. Here’s hoping Other M gives the series a firm shove into the spotlight.

Jim Sterling