At E3 2017, Nintendo revealed Metroid: Samus Returns, the company's first 2D Metroid game in over fourteen years. Samus Returns was met with near-universal praise, as fans were excited to see Metroid going back to its 2D roots. Now, about four weeks before the release of Samus Returns, Metroid producer Yoshio Sakamoto claims that he would love to go back and make another 2D Metroid game—as long as fans are willing to buy it.
In a recent interview with Game Informer, Yoshio Sakamoto was asked whether he would consider making another 2D Metroid game, and said the following:
"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." — Yoshio Sakamoto
Of course, judging from the excitement surrounding the release of Samus Returns, it seems that fans would be willing to support the game; however, we'll have to wait until its launch to see how successful a 2D Metroid game can be in this day and age.
What do you guys think? Does this make you more hopeful for the release of another 2D Metroid title? Are you planning on purchasing Metroid: Samus Returns once it's released on September 15th? Let us know in the comments below!
The full interview is available in the most recent issue of Game Informer.