Retro Studios News

News: Retro Studios Talks Up Wii U And Has Been Working On A New Title Since November

Retro Studios Talks Up Wii U And Has Been Working On A New Title Since November

Speculation ahoy!

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze now settling into stores around the world, its developer Retro Studios is looking back on the development and hinting at what's to come. As a first-party studio with high-profile experience on GameCube, Wii and now Wii U, it's also in a position to share its perspective on the hardware...

News: Retro Studios Outlines "Symbiotic Relationship" With Nintendo Teams

Retro Studios Outlines "Symbiotic Relationship" With Nintendo Teams

"We spent a lot of time working on fur as requested by Iwata-san"

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze swinging into Western stores this week, eager fans are no doubt continuing their own personal countdowns. Ahead of the release Official Nintendo Magazine has published its interview with Retro Studios CEO Michael Kelbaugh and Nintendo SPD...

News: Retro Could Work On Miyamoto-Led Project In The Future, Says Nintendo Producer Kensuke Tanabe

Retro Could Work On Miyamoto-Led Project In The Future, Says Nintendo Producer Kensuke Tanabe

"We consider Retro as part of the Nintendo family"

Retro Studios has become one of Nintendo's most important associated teams, having produced the likes of Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong Country Returns — both of which gained critical and commercial acclaim. Retro Studios president Michael Kelbaugh and Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe have been...

News: Miyamoto: Retro Studios is High on The List of Candidates For A New Metroid Game

Miyamoto: Retro Studios is High on The List of Candidates For A New Metroid Game

Discusses Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and the future of Samus

The UK Official Nintendo Magazine published its 100th issue this month, which is a pretty impressive milestone, and to celebrate it sat down with Shigeru Miyamoto and spoke about several things, including Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Metroid. During the interview,...

News: Nintendo To Reveal Retro's New Wii U Game "In The Not So Distant Future"

Nintendo To Reveal Retro's New Wii U Game "In The Not So Distant Future"

Counting down the days

Are you dying to know what Retro Studios is working on right now? Well you won't have to wait much longer, because Nintendo's Hiro Yamada has told Official Nintendo Magazine that the company will be lifting the lid on the new Wii U title soon. Retro moved to larger offices last year, presumably to enlarge its workforce for...

News: Whatever Happened To The Studio Founded By Ex-Retro Employees?

Whatever Happened To The Studio Founded By Ex-Retro Employees?

And has it been working on a Mega Man game?

Back in 2008, a group of staff from Retro Studios broke away to form Armature, with the promise of creating games for platforms other than those made by Nintendo. However, in four years the company has only produced one product: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection on the PlayStation Vita. Although the...

News: Retro Studios Gets a Bigger Office

Retro Studios Gets a Bigger Office

Scaling up for Wii U development?

Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong Country Returns developer Retro Studios has moved to a larger premises, hinting that the company is expanding to handle significant support for Nintendo's Wii U console. According to n1ntendo.nl, the move was very hush-hush, and no press release was issued to mark t

News: Reggie: Retro's Hard at Work, Won't Say More

Reggie: Retro's Hard at Work, Won't Say More

Could be a long wait

We all wanted Nintendo to show what Retro Studios is working on, but we saw nothing of its mysterious project during yesterday's E3 conference. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has assured fans the developer is hard at work, but we probably won't get to see it for quite a while. Speaking to IGN, Fils-Aime said:...

News: No, There Is Not a Star Fox & Metroid Crossover Game

No, There Is Not a Star Fox & Metroid Crossover Game

Told you so

In our big Wii U E3 rumour round-up yesterday we gave our reasons why the rumoured Metroid and Star Fox crossover game wasn't going to happen. And guess what? It isn't happening. Originator of the rumour Paul Gale Network has revealed the game is not in development at Retro Studios and therefore will not be shown off at E3 next week...

Rumour: Retro Studios Preparing Star Fox Wii U Reveal

Retro Studios Preparing Star Fox Wii U Reveal

It's an E3 rumour, prepare the salt

With E3 now only one month away we should prepare ourselves for plenty of rumours, some genuine and well-sourced and others that are more questionable. Today we give you — Retro Studios preparing a Wii U reveal of Star Fox at next month's video game industry spectacular. We'd class this rumour as one that's...

News: Check Out Retro's Unreleased American Football Game

Check Out Retro's Unreleased American Football Game

Life before Metroid

Before there was Metroid Prime, Retro Studios hadn't had a bona fide hit, and several of the studio's games were cancelled before seeing the light of day. One such title was this unnamed American football game, recently featured by prominent site Unseen64. The animation shown below is undoubtedly impressive, particularly considering this game was intended for release on..

News: How Retro Studios Achieved Backing from Nintendo

How Retro Studios Achieved Backing from Nintendo

Simple in theory, anything but in practice

Nintendo has a brand image that's as solid as a rock, so what does it take for an independant studio to get backing from the company and the opportunity to develop games based on its IPs for its consoles? Retro Studios president Michael Kelbaugh highlights a few qualities needed to do just that. During a Gamasutra interview, Kelbaugh spoke about how Retro..

Rumour: Retro Studios Working on Game for Wii Successor

Retro Studios Working on Game for Wii Successor

And relax

Ready for another batch of Wii 2/"Project Café" rumours? Of course you are. The latest round comes from Gameolosophy — no, us neither — who have gone all-out with claims of fan-favourite developers, third-party loving, storage solutions and more. The most interesting nugget of a rumour hidden at the bottom of the story is that Retro Studios is already working on a game for..

News: After Nine Years, Retro Studios Thinks Like Nintendo

After Nine Years, Retro Studios Thinks Like Nintendo

Two companies "share a vision"

While many of us would love to work 10,000km away from your boss, when you're creating new instalments in some of Nintendo's best-loved series, it's not ideal. That's the situation at Texas-based Retro Studios, but after years of working with Nintendo's Japanese headquarters the developer has learnt a valuable skill:...

News: Drool Over This Donkey Kong Country Returns Concept Art

Drool Over This Donkey Kong Country Returns Concept Art

Then throw a barrel maybe

The art style in Donkey Kong Country Returns is pitch-perfect, showing respect to the gorilla's history and containing countless tiny references to his previous outings as well as other Retro Studios titles. The concept art that went into producing this unique art style is every bit as impressive as you'd expect, particularly the radically different design for DK himself;..

News: Latest Iwata Asks Opens Eyes to Nintendo's Tough Standards

Latest Iwata Asks Opens Eyes to Nintendo's Tough Standards

Retro Studios in the hot seat

Donkey Kong Country Returns developer Retro Studios recently sat down with Nintendo top man Satoru Iwata to discuss the game's development and the difficulties of long-distance relationships. The Texas-based studio spoke of the inherent troubles of 5am teleconferences with Japanese producer Risa Tabata, who often would be bright and energetic much to the team's..