Sounds like they got you good, Glip. At last they understand the effect of announcing a new Metroid game. You have to give them credit for that. For my part, I hope Nintendo takes to the internet soon and listens to how their fans simply crave a new Metroid game. Why the IP has been effectively frozen for ten years--since I don't believe Other M and Federation Force constitute good use of the Metroid license--is truly beyond me. Imagine all the possibilities in 2017 for a gritty, foreboding sci-fi adventure like Metroid. How can one think of the deep caverns of Brinstar and the derelict space ships that Samus found herself exploring and not have their mind fill with spectacular possibilities of reliving these memorable locations in HD?
I just played some Metroid 2 on Game Boy yesterday, probably my very favorite among a lineup of great games for that preeminent monochrome handheld. They tightened up some controls and other frustrating conditions from the original and like many Game Boy versions, they sort of miniaturized the game in a really gratifying way.
.. Even the more successful of the post-SNES versions are disappointing for me and I hope they take a different direction some day. I'm not a fan of the antiseptic way they styled the environments in the Prime games and the first person perspective is a handicap for me too. The original NES game seems quirky to me and the next two games both seem like video game Classicalism. The subsequent games lack those qualities.