Metroid composer Hirokazu Tanaka has shared a message with the game’s fans to celebrate Metroid’s 30th anniversary.
Nintendo is releasing Metroid Prime: Federation Force this month, but has otherwise been quiet about the original game’s anniversary.
The Metroid fans behind the @Metroid30th Twitter account, on the other hand, managed to track down Tanaka and ask him to share some thoughts with the game’s fans. Tanaka provided a brief, poignant reflection, expressing his gratitude to the game’s fans.
— #Metroid30 (@Metroid30th) August 6, 2016
Isn’t that nice?
Tanaka has continued to work at Nintendo ever since. His latest role was a production position on Great Detective Pikachu, which is yet to see a Western release.