Retro Studios reveal in “the not so distant future”

Tuesday, 30th April 2013 22:50 GMT By Brenna Hillier

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.

We wonder too, man.

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.

Thanks, Destructoid.



  1. theevilaires

    Great lets see what they’re up to and lets wait another year to 2 to get to play it. No one will be focused on the PS4 Nintendo….please take your time.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    Metroid or something new?!

    My monies on Metroid! :)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Francis O

    I can’t wait to see what they have been cooking up. Retro Studios is one of my favorite developers

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Francis O

    @2 I hope it’s a new Metroid that really pushes the Wii U.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. monkeygourmet


    Nintendo really needs Metroid Wii U (HD) to close the gap over the launch PS4 / 720 games. I have a feeling that coupled with the art design, a good Metroid HD game can show people that the Jump to next gen isn’t going to be everything they imagined on the PS4 for example…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Fin

    Not Metroid.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. monkeygourmet


    Goonies 2 reboot?

    #7 2 years ago
  8. polygem

    a new metroid game would indeed help to counter the nextbox ps4 launch a little…it wont be enough but it would be a very good start.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Francis O


    I agree, they need something that pushes the Wii U’s limit. And Retro is just the studio to do that with Metroid or Star Fox. Retro hired a lot of people who worked at Naughty Dog and other high profile studios. So they are ready to show off something that looks amazing.

    As far as going up against the PS4 and Xbox 720, Nintendo just needs to release their games. Nintendo has HD so the gap is not as big this time around. Plus they got Off-TV play and MiiVerse to boot. Nintendo just needs to release their usual Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon games, coupled with some different titles like Bayonetta 2, The Wonderful 101, Xenoblade 2, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem, Pikmin 3, and they will be fine.

    It’s hard to think positively when the media and fanboys constantly bash the hell out of Nintendo at every step. But honestly, the 3DS went through it, so it’s the Wii U’s turn.

    #9 2 years ago

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