In an interview to French site Gamekult, Legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, known for creating series like Mario and The Legend of Zelda, expressed his thoughts on Metroid on Nintendo’s new console, Wii U:
You know, the kind of ideas I have on Metroid is already reflected in the mini-game that is devoted to the series in Nintendo Land, Metroid Blast. But more broadly, my reasoning is mainly as follows: the Wii U is an HD console with superior graphics and computing power. So naturally, what you may think, this is a nice action game in HD … (big smile of one who will not say more).
This is not the first time a Nintendo executive talks about the series on the console. Last month, Scott Moffit from Nintendo of America also said how Metroid Blast is to be enjoyed by Metroid fans while the developers think about what can be done in the series on the new system. Perhaps this means some of Metroid Blast’s ideas are going to be seen in the next major Metroid game.
However, Miyamoto isn’t directly involved with the development process of Metroid games, so what he says about the series could be inaccurate.