When you think of Tecmo’s Team Ninja, or Nintendo’s beloved Metroid series for that matter, emotional narrative isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. But it appears that’s what gamers can expect from the next installment in the acclaimed franchise, Metroid: Other M.
Metroid co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto recently told Famitsu (via Andria Sang) that while the Wii title will feature combat reminiscent of the original "2D jump action game,” it will also differentiate itself in one clear way.
"This time we're strongly depicting the human side of Samus through such things as movies. She's a strong woman, but she also has a fragile side. We want to make a game whose charms can be felt from the story areas and these human touches as well. It's an action game, but it's capable of having a clear emotional side."
It will be interesting to see if the developers can pull of the action/emotional moments dance, especially given the caliber of combat the game is promising to deliver, but it will be even more interesting to see how Metroid fans react to it.
On that note: Are you ready for a more emotional Samus?
Source: Andria Sang