Love 'em or hate 'em, gaming's - to our knowledge - only team of T&A-loving ninjas isn't going anywhere, according to Metroid co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto.
"As far as my opinion is concerned if we are going to make something similar to Metroid: Other M in the future I cannot think that it would be possible for Nintendo to make it without collaborating with Team Ninja," he told CVG.
If Nintendo decides not to cook up The Other, Other M, however, Sakamoto does have an "it's not you, it's me" speech prepared for Team Ninja.
"But if I'm going to decide that it's going to be a different story for the next Metroid adventure then depending on the skills, know-how and technology that might require, Team Ninja might not be the choice for us to collaborate with," he explained.
Sounds like you need to start sucking up to Sakamoto stat, Team Ninja. He bought a new tie, you say? And it looks just plain awful? No! Don't say that! Tell him it's the most beautiful thing you've seen since you caught a glimpse of The Other M's sterling Metacritic average. So, you know, be subtle.