There’s a bit of a stir in the Metroid fan world today. According to 1Up.com, Metroid Dread, a 2D title for the Nintendo DS, was canceled today. On the surface, this is news that would bother me quite a bit, but as Matt at pressthebuttons.com mentions, this title may not have ever exisited. Dread was only hinted at on a pre-E3 game list — nothing more was mentioned later.
I have mixed feeling as to if a 2D Metroid should come to the DS. On one one hand, I want Nintendo to keep supporting the GBA as a popular platform instead of killing it off. On the other had, as with the Castlevania series, a Metroid title benefits greatly from the ability to keep a constant eye on the map via the 2nd screen. I would also like to imagine the graphical possibilites of a 2D Metroid on the more powerful DS.
Update: Maybe it isn’t cancelled