With all the rapid-fire 3D action, Metroid: Other M
may not look anything like any Metroid
we've seen before, but according to Reggie Fils-Aime, it's a return to a more familiar Metroid
style. "A year ago, someone could have asked me, what's going on with Metroid?" Fils-Aime told GameSpot
. "When are we going to go back to the more traditional Metroid
series versus the path that we went down with Prime
? Here's the answer: Other M
." The more traditional series -- with a "harder edge," according to Fils-Aime.
Reggie would like Other M to sell a bit more than the traditional Metroid game, however. "Metroid, for us, is a key franchise. And, in our view, really, since the SNES Metroid, we haven't broken through in terms of 1.5, two million units, and that's our bar," he said. He also told GameSpot that he's beginning to hear feedback from other companies, hoping to work with Nintendo in the same way Team Ninja is on Other M.