MDb news since 1996.
NEXT GENERATION's WWW site has posted a list of games that are out, coming out, or in development for the Nintendo 64. Metroid 64 is indeed on there, and listed as "In Development."
EGM magazine (Issue #9.10, October 1996, page 6) reported that Gumpei Yokoi, who created the Nintendo Game Boy and Virtual Boy, has left Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Japan). This is significant to Metroid fans as veterans of the games will recognize his name from the credits--Mr. Yokoi was producer of the whole Metroid series since the original. The short article did not say what Mr. Yokoi was moving on to. Sayonara, Yokoi-san...domo arigato gozaimasu!!