Reggie Fils-Aime offered some pretty strong words of encouragement to anyone wondering about Mother 3 and a new Metroid game. While doing his typical PR spin answer of “we have nothing to announce right now” was ever present, he went into far more detail than one would expect, talking about how they pay a lot of attention to the fan base’s desires:

“Oh, so earlier today I got asked about Mother 3; maybe you can ask me about Metroid. Look, again, I am proud as an executive with Nintendo to say that we look at all of the boards and all of the comments and we really have a good understanding of what our consumers want. And believe me, we take that to heart as we work to create content. So I have nothing to announce–here. But we are aware that there are some key IP that consumers just can’t wait for the next true installment in that franchise’s legacy. Suffice it to say, we’re aware of it, and talk to me in a year and let’s look back and see what’s happened.”

“Switch needs a regular cadence of critical launches to drive the install base and keep the consumer base engaged.”

This is according to our friends at Nintendo Everything, who didn’t specify where or who he said this too, but is indeed an outlet we trust.