Canadian studio Next Level Games was developing a brand new entry in the Metroid series, it has emerged.
NintendoOnline.de reports that the studio pitched a new Metroid game to Nintendo, and even had a working prototype.
A Next Level employee even added artwork of Samus in her iconic power suit to his portfolio, labelled "property of Next Level Games".
Meanwhile, a source told Destructoid more about the Metroid pitch: "A prototype was maid before being shelved in favour of Luigi’s Mansion 2. It was about as bare-bones as it gets, but it was still pretty fun."
The studio’s last release was the aforementioned Luigi title, which hit shelves back in March 2013. With more than a year passed, could work have resumed on the mystery Metroid game?