One of the most persistent mysteries surrounding Nintendo is just what the much-praised Retro Studios is up to. It looks like we might find out soon.
“I wonder what kind of game it is? I hope to introduce it to you in the not so distant future,” Nintendo’s Hiro Yamada told ONM.
Yamada’s comment arose in the context of discussing why Retro hadn’t been chosen to develop Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, despite being responsible for the Wii version, in addition to Metroid Prime and Mario Kart 7.
“We wanted to use Retro’s development resource for another new title, so we talked to Monster Games about porting this title,” he said.
Retro was apparently very pleased with replacement developer Monster Games’ work.
“Their technical ability was at such a high level that Retro was also impressed, and although the frame rate had to be dropped from the Wii version’s 60 frames per second to 30 frames per second, almost all other aspects of the game were ported to the 3DS brilliantly,” Yamada added.