Most famous for its Metroid Prime series of course, Retro Studios has been rather quiet since completing work on Samus's first person odyssey, with nary a snifter of information slipping from its Texan headquarters. Here's an intriguing rumour courtesy of IGN, however: the studio is working on bringing Donkey Kong back to Wii.

Although the ape has made two appearances on Wii so far in the form of Jungle Beat and Barrel Blast, neither were conceived as Wii titles, the former falling under the New Play Control banner and the latter originally developed for GameCube before making the leap to motion controls.

Under the direction of Retro we could see a completely different outing for DK, though colour us very surprised if it comes out as a first-person shooter. We'll know more on Tuesday, or not, as the case may be.