As we've all come to realize, Nintendo doesn't focus too heavily on the Metroid franchise, seeing as we haven't had a game in over four years. This could have changed with a new title releasing on the 3DS, but it was unfortunately cancelled before getting too far into development. Developer Next Level Games was going to spearhead this new project but eventually dropped it to shift focus toward Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. Here are the tweets from MistleTamaki, a writer for the cancelled-game specialist, Unseen64.
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