OK, all of what I'm about to say is true, for it's straight from Game Informer, who just recently played Metroid 3. This information is taken from the August 2007 Game Informer, which is of-course the most recent. 1) Metroid 3 will have NPCs standing around, which you can ACTUALLY TALK TO! It says samus has real conversation with the npcs, and it even says it has REAL AUDIBLE VOICEOVERS!! this means there they will be literally 100x more dialogue in Metroid 2) There will be 2 type of lock-on modes. The new "lock-on free aiming" and the classic. (The targeting on GameCube) 3) Saving is easier. It says there is certain areas where you can call in her ship, so u can refill her weapons and energy or save the game. So I imagine the ship is like the save points now. FREAKIN AWESOME AINT IT!? conversations being in metroid, being able to hear Samus's voice is going to be music to my ears. I also love the new targeting........it igves more freedom to the game. Rep me if I helped ya out or if you just love meh.