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Nintendo Will Develop Another Metroid Prime

Recently there's been talk that Nintendo isn't necessarily done with the Metroid Prime franchise even though Metroid: Other M is getting ready to hit the Wii console next year. However, Nintendo's Kensuke Tanabe somewhat verified the rumor, indicating to the Official Nintendo Magazine (ONM) that the Prime series didn't end with Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

"We are always planning to make new games in the Metroid Prime series," he told the magazine. According to CVG, Tanabe also goes into detail on how the company created the Metroid Prime trilogy, however he didn't provide any additional details regarding a new Prime installment.

On a side note, ONM asked Tenabe if Samus will make a return to the Nintendo DS. "Depending on the timing and the situation, we cannot deny the possibility of realizing it on DS or DSi," he said. Although quite cryptic, it may be a possibility that another Metroid Prime could ship for the DSi along with Metroid Prime 4.

Currently Metroid: Other M is slated for a "2010" release, however Nintendo may actually publish the game closer to the first half to help boost sales of the Nintendo Wii. Other M combines 2D and 3D gameplay, and provides both the 3rd and 1st person perspective.

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