Nintendo of America president, Reggie Fils-Aime has said that the company are well aware of the demand for a straight up Metroid game, and new installment to the series, by the community.

Speaking to Kotaku, Reggie said that Nintendo knew the best way to announce such a game.

“Look, we know that the fans want a straight Samus Aran game. We also know that the best way to launch a game like that is to surprise and delight them, to give them a launch date, in an environment like this let them play it vs. what other companies do which is to announce a project that you may not see for five, six years.” Reggie said in an interview with the site.

“It’s just not the way we do things. We know the community wants to see a straight-up Metroid game. We know it.”

This comes after the announcement at E3 of a new Metroid game, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, coming to the 3DS.  While it is refreshing to see a new Metroid title from Nintendo it left fans disappointed.  They were quick to point out the lack of Samus shown in the video and the exploration based gameplay that the series is well known for.

Do you want to see another Metroid game with Samus taking center stage?  What were your thoughts on the Federation Force announcement?  Let us know in the comments below.