As time progresses and technology presses ever forward, the Metroidvania genre is dying a slow death. It will likely waste away into obscurity in mainstream markets. Fortunately, the indie game development scene has done its part to keep the genre on life support (Guacamelee, Chasm, and a few others come to mind). The one thing we’re unlikely to ever see again, unfortunately, is another 2D Metroid game. It’s a shame, because this is probably one of the games we need the most.