Metroid Prime 3 ‘Dread’ reference a ‘coincidence’

2d Metroid pipe dreamLovers of a Metroid 2D revival were hit with a setback today as a reference first pointed out by IGN’s Matt Casamassina was squelched in an MTV interview with Retro.

MTV: What’s the story behind the apparent reference in “Metroid Prime 3? to “Metroid Dread,” the rumored but never-confirmed 2D game some fans hope is being made at Nintendo?

Pacini: “It’s not what you think it means”¦ it as something that was overlooked and wasn’t in any way indicating anything about the handheld game. We know no information about the handheld games.

MTV: Are you suggesting that you got in trouble or something?

Pacini: Not at all. We actually had a fictional element of something else in the game that by a large coincidence could be read that we were giving a hint about “Metroid Dread” which was not the case. It’s a complete and utter coincidence.

And I am even more in the dark than I was before. Personally, I’m in love with the idea of a massive, immersing and wonderfully complex 2D Metroid on my DS. Make the graphics pop and give me an interactive map on the touch screen. Go to town. For now, though, I guess I’ll have to strum out the theme on my shiny new copy of Jam Sessions. Metroid Jam sesh, for the win.

[Hat tip Aeropause]