Nintendo is holding a media summit in San Francisco today, and dropped big news about some of its largest franchises. We'll have a round-up of the announcements and our thoughts on them tomorrow, but for now... let's talk about Metroid: Other M.
Announced at last year's E3, the game will be released on June 27, and will feature hybrid 2D and 3D gameplay. "While much of the game is reminiscent of 2D side-scrollers, players can switch the perspective into 3D at any time as they explore the twisting passages of a derelict space station and delve deep into a cinematic, never-before-told story of bounty hunter Samus Aran’s past," Nintendo explains.
The Wiimote is held sideways for the 2D sections, and then used as a pointer to 'blast foes in first-person and hunt the world for clues and hidden passages.'
The game is a collaboration between Nintendo and Team Ninja, the developer behind the recent Ninja Gaiden titles, and should prove to be... interesting.