The official Japanese website for Metroid: Other M launched this morning. It contains a quick Flash movie with the game's title, a silhouette of a woman (Samus?) staring at a futuristic cityscape at sundown, some soothing piano melodies and a female voice speaking Japanese.
Apparently, the translation is: "This dream... It was like watching the video of a tragedy that already happened."
According to the site, Metroid: Other M is set for a Summer 2010 release in Japan. No word on a U.S. release date more specific than 2010.
Other M combines the classic side-scrolling 2D of old school Metroid games with 3D, and will offer a harder-edged take on the Metroid world than the previous game.