MercurySteam minority stakeholder Nordisk Games has revealed that the studio has two major unannounced titles in the works.
Metroid Dread developer MercurySteam's CEO Enric Álvarez says the Switch title has sold over "three point something million" copies.
MercurySteam CEO Enric Álvarez is reluctant to talk about whether the studio is working with Nintendo on another Metroid game.
A leaker claims that a studio in Spain has received a development kit from Nintendo for its next console, which might also boast some controller-related innovations.
Nintendo has announced updates sales figures for Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Mario Party Superstars, Metroid Dread, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.
Battle 12 bosses in one continuous order, eliminate as many as possible in 5 minutes or try to conquer them all without taking any damage.
As revealed by journalist Christopher Dring on Twitter, Metroid Dread is now the best-selling 2D Metroid game in the UK.
The game receives the one-hit kill Dread Mode for the masochists, and a Rookie Mode for those who want a more relaxed experience.
The game, currently codenamed "Project Iron", will be co-published by MercurySteam and 505 Games, it's been announced.
Deathloop leads the way with a total of nine nominations, while Ratchet and Clank follows with six of its own, and Psychonauts 2 and It Takes Two with five each.
That makes it the long-running series' best ever launch in the region to date, which should (hopefully) lead to a brighter future for it.
Mario Party Superstars and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy also debut in the top 10, while the Switch dominates the hardware side of things.
"As long as the character Samus exists, I think her adventure will continue," says Metroid series producer Yoshio Sakamoto.
Mario Party Superstars debuted in third place with six percent lower sales than Super Mario Party. Ubisoft's Riders Republic debuted in eighth.
The demo is live on the Nintendo eShop, allowing all Switch players to try out MercurySteam's critically acclaimed action platformer.
Update 1.0.1 also addresses "several other issues" present in the side-scrolling to improve the "overall gameplay experience."
Meanwhile, FIFA 22, Far Cry 6, and Metroid Dread have held on to the top three positions, where they were placed in last week's charts as well.
MercurySteam says only those who worked on the game for at least 25% of its development have been mentioned in its credits.
A patch will be released by the end of this month, but until then, Nintendo has explained how to work around this bug as well.
Metroid Dread sold nearly 87,000 units on debut, and has already become the fourth highest-selling Metroid game in Japan to date. Far Cry 6 also saw a strong debut.