It's been eight years coming, but Nintendo has a new Metroid Prime game. However, it's a little bit unusual -- at least that's what a lot of people (including us) took away from the teaser trailer revealed during E3. The controls look pretty "Metroid", but where's Samus? Why are there multiple (albeit color-coded) stocky protagonists? And what the exactly is Metroid Prime: Blast Ball? Armed with questions, 20 minutes playtime on the aforementioned sporting spin on Metroid, we talked (with some translation help) to Nintendo's Kensuke Tanabe, who heads up development on the Prime series.