Yoshio Sakamoto, the creator of Metroid, said Metroid: Other M is 2D due to the fact that it’s what fans have always wanted, a classic 2D style Metroid.
“During the Prime series, people always asked me ‘when are you going to make a 2D Metroid?’ So we realized there was a lot of demand there, and that’s actually what drove the initial process to work on this project.” Said Yoshio during an interview with Game Informer.
“We wanted to bring both elements of the immersion of 3D and that kind of connection to your location on screen that you get from a 2D game,”
“So for all of these people saying that they really want a 2D Metroid, what I’d really like to say to them is I think this is your game. I’d like to see these people play it, and if they still want a purely 2D Metroid game after they’ve had this experience, then they should certainly let me know, then we’ll have to think about what to do next.” he added.
Metroid: Other M will be released on August 31 in the US.