Nintendo fans had to be thrilled to the metal-encased gills when Nintendo announced during its E3 2009 press conference that a new Metroid game, Metroid: The Other M, was being co-developed by Team Ninja, the team behind the Ninja Gaiden series. If you missed the announcement, be sure to check out the new trailer to see what kind of madness this game promises to offer.
The announcement apparently led some gamers to wonder if the new game was in fact a Wii-ified version of the long rumored Metroid Dread, which was also rumored to be a side-scrolling shooter. Well, during an interview with Kotaku, Metroid director Yoshio Sakamoto confirmed that Other M is an entirely new game, and while he is familiar with Dread, the game remains firmly in the realm of potentiality at this point.
How are fans handling the news of a new Metroid game?