QUOTE said:I had the opportunity to speak at length with Metroid producer Yoshio Sakamoto at this year's Game Developers Expo. The minute I sat down with the veteran game director and producer, whose titles include the original Metroid, Super Metroid, and Metroid: Zero Mission, the first question to come out of my mouth was simply this:
"Whatever happened to Metroid Dread?"
Now, I've seen documents – official Nintendo PR documents that listed the existence of Metroid Dread, to the point where it was expected at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo. It's something that clearly was something Nintendo was working on and preparing for.
"It's always difficult when people bring up Metroid Dread. The only thing people have heard about the game are rumors. We never had an official announcement at E3 or anything like that. I think there was at one point where a little bit of information leaked, but now we don't know how to really talk about the project. All I can really say is that I wish I could put an end to the rumors!
"Oh, I'm not denying the existence of any documents that got out. What we're doing right now, we're waiting and watching and reading the comments to see what people are interested in before we make any comment on the project. So please be patient a little while longer."
Right now, we'll just have to make do with the upcoming and promising Wii adventure, Metroid: Other M.
But as soon as I'm finished Other M, Mr. Sakamoto, I'm going to poke you about Metroid Dread again. Be prepared.
So, it can still be alive.
EDIT: Nvm, it's Sakamoto.