Team Ninja worked with Sakamoto on the Wii game Metroid: Other M and although it's fair to say that Other M split opinion amongst the fans, Hayashi told VG247 that he'd like to work with the Metroid co-creator again.
Asked if Metroid Other M 2 would be a possibility, Hayasahi said: "Unfortunately Metroid is kind of out of our league as it's Nintendo's game, but we're still in close touch with co-creator Sakamoto-san, so we want to do something with him moving forward definitely. It really depends on what he wants to do with the game first."
What sort of Metroid game would you like to be released next? A Metroid Prime-style 3D adventure or a Super Metroid-style game.