cube.ign.com reports that the Cube version of Metroid is going to be a First Person shooter instead of the Third Person Action Shooter previously expected. According to the article, the game was originally planned as third person action, but “product evaluators at Nintendo were allegedly not overly impressed with the direction Metroid was headed in and forced a change of genre to first-person shooter.”
Retro Studios has apparently built quite a team to convert this classic game to a new genre.
Word on the inside is that the game looks absolutely beautiful and that its team has worked hard to polish camera problems so often associated with first-person shooters. It is not known, however, if Metroid will feature a third-person view that can be toggled by the player (a la Jedi Knight).