There's still hope. A Metroid made by Retro. Or at least, Miyamoto says so:
“Retro is a very capable studio and can design a lot of different types of game and I know that because I produced Metroid Prime”
“I think Retro has really come to a point at which it’s possible for it to have multiple lines running at the same time and having different projects in development. I totally think there are possibilities to see different projects from Retro in the future.”
Aside from the captain obvious, he continued:
“Certainly the Metroid franchise is one that, when you talk about really bringing the world to life, we feel that Metroid and the characters established are really important for Nintendo. So important that they were included, obviously, in Nintendo Land.
I definitely think it’s a franchise that we value and we certainly want to see what we can do with it in the future. And, obviously, Retro is a very high priority in terms of the potential team that would be considered for working on a Metroid game.”
Slaves to make DK, freedom to make Metroid.
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