In the same interview with CNET, where Metroid horror Producer Yoshio Sakamoto talked about how he would like to make a Metroid movie a “reality”, he also talked about the future of the Metroid Series in general.
Dread marks the end of the five-story Metroid arch that originally began on the NES in 1986. So what’s next after completing this chapter? Sakamoto took this opportunity to reassure Metroid fans that Samus will not be saying goodbye.
Simply put, as long as it “exists” – that is not their “ultimate ending” and their adventures continue:
CNET: At E3, you commented that you know you want the series to continue, that you definitely don’t want it to end. Do you even see dread as a graduation?
Sakamoto: As long as the character Samus exists, I think their adventure will continue. I think Samus should continue their adventure and that is something we really need to try our best at. Metroid Dread concludes the five-story arc that has lasted for 35 years. However, I have a feeling that this is not the final ending. There should be something that the franchise and universe can carry on. So yeah, as long as your character Samus is loved, I’d love to do what I have to do.
Next comes for Samus Metroid Prime 4 – a title developed by Retro Studios and overseen by producer Kensuke Tanabe.
While it’s not clear when this particular game will be released, it is likely to raise even more questions about the future of Samus. Perhaps the series could also take a whole new direction …
What would you like to see of Samus’ future adventures after completing the original Metroid arch? What about the Prime series? Any ideas? Leave a comment below.