Posted on January 24 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
Actually for the Metroid collaboration, we had help from Nintendo and they’re really friendly with us. But the concept of Dead or Alive as the best version of the game means Samus Aran or Metroid is something different. That’s why we are not focusing on that in terms of the concept. This time she’s not playable. But Samus Aran will be shown in the game. She comes to help the player.
Team Ninja told Eurogamer (quoted above) all about why Samus Aran isn’t in this game, mostly citing that adding her as a new playable character was not a focus, though it’s mentioned she could appear down the line. I wondered if Team Ninja working on Other M was simply going to be a one trick pony, but it appears Nintendo is just fine with Metroid showing up in Dead or Alive. Hey, Nintendo has allowed Link to be in Soul Caliber 2, so Samus getting in down the line could easily happen. For now though, we’ll just get to enjoy the amazing cameo.