Thank you, Samus! But your developer is in another castle.
Yoshio Sakamoto, a veteran creator at Nintendo, has helped in the creation of the Metroid series, leading the conception of the series by directing Metroid and Super Metroid, and bringing it into the modern era with his direction of Metroid Fusion and Metroid: Other M. He has worked on five different Metroid titles, acting as the godfather of the franchise since the very beginning. He's even lent his talent to other , such as WarioWare and Rhythm Heaven.
Sakamoto-san's latest project, Tomodachi Life, is an upcoming simulation title for the 3DS coming to North America and Europe this summer. The game has already achieved commercial success in Japan. While promoting his new title at a reveal event, Sakamoto was inquired on whether he would continue in his contributions on the Metroid series. In recent years, the developer has stepped back into a producer role, only returning to the director's chair for Other M.
See his response after the jump.