The series director and producer reiterated that Metroid Dread does not represent the end of the franchise.
Metroid Dread is out now. The title is special because after more than 10 years after learning of its existence it became a reality, but also because it marks the end of a cycle in the history of Samus. Does this mean that the end of Metroid is near? A creative responsible for the franchise does not believe it.
Despite being announced less than 6 months ago, Metroid Dread quickly generated a lot of expectation in the fans of the series as it would be developed by MercurySteam (responsible for Metroid II: Samus Returns ) and would solve many doubts that had existed for a long time in the series . The title would also serve as a conclusion to Samus’s 2D adventures, putting the continuation of the franchise in doubt.
RELAX, SAMUS SHOULD CONTINUE WITH HER SPACE ADVENTURES
However, Yoshio Sakamoto, one of the current directors and producers of the series, has already confirmed in a recent interview with CNET reiterated that the series should continue.
Sakamoto reiterated that while Metroid Dread ends the 5-story Metroid story arc in 2D , it is not the “definitive ending.” The creative believes that the franchise would continue as long as Samus, the protagonist of all the installments, exists, since “there should be something that can continue the franchise and the universe.” Thus, Sakamoto assured that as long as Samus receives love from the fans, the development team will do their best to continue developing the series.
As we mentioned, Sakamoto is one of the most important creatives and, therefore, the one with the most knowledge of the series, which is why they are very positive comments. Ultimately, Nintendo managers are the ones who approve Metroid projects . We remind you that the only project of the series in development is Metroid Prime 4 , of which we have not yet seen anything more than a trailer.
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