'Metroid Other M' was the last 'Metroid' game released.

While no "Metroid" announcements were made during Tuesday's the Nintendo Direct live stream event at E3 2013, Chandra Nair, editor-in-chief of Official Nintendo magazine, posted a tweet that could offer some hope for the "Metroid" franchise.

Michael Kelbaugh is CEO of Retro Studio, the Austin, Texas game developer behind the critically acclaimed "Metroid Prime" trilogy and "Donkey Kong Country Returns." The company has a new title -- "Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze" -- in development.

Yet, Retro wasn't involved with "Metroid: Other M," which was release in 2010. Kelbaugh said the company was approached about making a new "Metroid" game. Considering they apparently made a choice between developing a "Donkey Kong" and a "Metroid" game, does that mean a brand new "Metroid" title could follow "Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze"? If so, will it come in the form of a "Metroid Prime" reboot since the same studio would be at the helm? We reached out to Nair for comment, and we'll update this story if we hear back.

What do you think of the above tweet? Do you think Retro will make a new "Metroid" game after they're done with "Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze?" Are you disappointed that Nintendo didn't announce any "Metroid" news during its Nintendo Direct live stream event? Why or why not? What do you want to see in the next "Metroid" game? Sound off in the comments below.