The studio behind Shadow Complex, Epic's fantastic Xbox Live Arcade platformer, is stockpiling ideas for the future of the franchise.

Chair Entertainment's Donald Mustard told Eurogamer, "We love Shadow Complex and we have lots of ideas for the future of Shadow Complex, but that's all we can say right now.

"We'd love to make another one. We've got sweet ideas for more stuff but right now everyone is completely focussed on getting Infinity Blade out the door."

Shadow Complex landed on Xbox Live Arcade in 2009. The thoroughly awesome Super Metroid homage won a 9/10 from Eurogamer's Simon Parkin.

On the subject of Metroid, we asked Donald what he thought of Samus' latest Wii adventure, Other M.

"Other M came out right when we found out that we needed to make this game [Infinity Blade] in just four months," Donald explained, "but I did play through the first two or three hours just so I could see what was going on.

"I thought there was some interesting things going on there but... I found myself wishing it was more like Shadow Complex, y'know? That's the game I want to play! That's the whole reason we made Shadow Complex – so other people would make games like it.

"But I thought there was some cool stuff in there and I've heard there's some really awesome stuff in the last two hours or so, so I'm excited to get back to it. But yeah, as I was playing I couldn't help but wish it was more of a side-scroller."

Eurogamer's Christian Donlan awarded Team Ninja's 2D/3D Wii hybrid 8/10 back in September.

Chair's next title, Infinity Blade, was formally revealed yesterday. It's a sword-fighting adventure game for the iPhone.

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