Damn you, Team Ninja. You and your bloody teaser trailer almost blatantly hinted at Samas Aran being a playable character in Dead or Alive Dimensions on 3DS. Which, by the way, would have been awesome. Why deceive us like that?
"This time she's not playable," Team Ninja leader Yosuke Hayashi has confirmed, damn it. "But Samus Aran will be shown in the game. She comes to help the player. That's the collaboration shown there [in the trailer]," he explained, speaking of the moment in a recent trailer when Samus rolls into shot an detonates a power bomb seconds before the video cuts.
WHAT WERE WE SUPPOSED TO THINK?!
"We had help from Nintendo and they're really friendly with us," he explains, "but the concept of Dead or Alive as the best version of the game means Samus Aran or Metroid is something different. That's why we are not focusing on that in terms of the concept."
Thanks for that.