Series Producer Yoshio Sakamoto has confirmed that the Metroid series will continue after the release of Metroid Dread, and that there are already plans for future stories! During Nintendo’s E3 Direct, Mr. Sakamoto confirmed in a Development History video that Metroid Dread would ‘mark an end to the story arc’. This implied that the story of Samus and the Metroids would be coming to an end, a story thirty-five years in the making. But fans may have been concerned that this was suggesting that the traditional series was ending. Thankfully, Mr. Sakamoto has reassured that this is not the case.
As part of the promotion for Metroid Dread, Sakamoto spoke with Polygon confirming that no one wants the series to end, and there is no desire from development to see that happen either.
Nobody wants the Metroid series to end, and we know that. We ourselves don’t want that either, he continued. But we just want people to know that there is some kind of new episode that is waiting in the works, and we want you to look forward with what we do with that next — but there are no specifics now.
Metroid Dread will launch worldwide on October 8th 2021 for Nintendo Switch