Soon, precious...

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:

If I disclosed what Retro is doing, I would have the president of Retro literally calling me right now saying, "Reggie, what are you doing?" We love that people are interested. We love surprising people. I remember getting the questions before we announced Donkey Kong Country Returns. And I loved unveiling that. So... Rest assured, the team is hard at work. But I'm not gonna tell you what they're working on.

Curses, that so very nearly worked. IGN then asked Fils-Aime if we could expect to see the title "soon", prompting the disappointing response:

Likely not.

Probably time to put those Retro hopes on the back burner until next year.