Thursday, 13 July 2017
Adi Shankar Wants To Develop A Metroid Anime Series
Producer Adi Shankar has a pretty packed schedule these days. Just last week, his anime take on the popular Castlevania Nintendo game hit Netflix. That show has already been renewed for a second season and Shankar is also currently working on a new Assassin's Creed series for the streaming service. Sitting down with our friends over at Nintendo Life, the producer took a moment to update fans as to what is currently going on with that show.
"I am working on Assassin’s Creed. Lots has been decided but I’m not going to reveal any of it. It’s going to be dope."
Shankar was then asked if there was another Nintendo property he'd like to develop into an anime series to which he responded, "Dark Metroid in the same anime style."
First released back in 1986, Metroid was developed by Gunpei Yokoi and released on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game followed an intergalactic bounty hunter named Samus Aran as she trekked across the galaxy in an effort to prevent the forces of evil from harnessing the powers of the parasitic organisms known as Metroids.
Several titles have been released in the series since it debuted all those years ago.
At this year's E3 convention, Nintendo shocked fans by announcing a pair of brand new video games within the Metroid franchise including Metroid: Samus Returns, which will be released this Fall on the 3DS, and the still-in-development Metroid Prime 4.
Rumors have been circulating for some time now that Netflix was trying to lock down some Nintendo IP's to the streaming service. Given the success of Castlevania, perhaps it won't be long before Shankar gets his wish to bring a Metroid anime to the small screen.
What do you think, Infinite Earths fans?
Source: Nintendo Life