I'm still patiently waiting on my new 2D DS/3DS Metroid game, but it looks like Shigeru Miyamoto is a step ahead of me. He's thinking about Metroid on the Wii U and how that might work.
"With Metroid it's very easy to imagine some interesting implementation for Wii U," Miyamoto said, talking to IGN. "I think that having another screen with the gyro built in really gives you a lot of interesting opportunities for development, and we can bring a lot of our games to life in a completely unique way with that.
"I feel like the possibilities of the GamePad for Metroid could be really fantastic. There's certainly a lot that you could do there for that game."
I think this quote could be taken one of two ways. You could be positive and think, 'Yay! There'll be a Metroid game on the Wii U', or you could say, 'What?! They haven't started developing it yet and Nintendo is still chucking ideas around instead of being halfway through development on the next Metroid?!'
I'm a glass half-full kind of guy, particularly since Metroid has been known to skip entire console iterations before. I'm just happy Nintendo is considering another Metroid game post Other M. I'll be very interested to see precisely what direction the series goes from here on out.