We Won't Hear What Retro Studios Is Up To For A While

As a massive fan of Retro Studios, I was personally a bit disappointed there were no announcements at Nintendo's E3 conference regarding what the team is up to. IGN just asked Reggie Fils-Aime to spill the beans — but no dice!

"[I]f I disclosed what Retro is doing," claimed Reggie, "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."

With Metroid Prime being one of my favourite games of all time, and Donkey Kong Country Returns featuring — in my opinion — some of the best level design I've ever seen in a 2D platformer, rest assured that I will throw massive amounts of money in the general direction of whatever Retro Studios is currently working on.

Reggie plz: more info!

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    Honestly, I was hoping to hear what they were working on myself. Retro did an astounding job turning Metroid from 2D to a FPA, and DK Country Returns was one hell of a blast. My hopes is on another Metroid, God knows we need more :P

    But id also like to see a new IP come out of them..

    Metroid Prime 4 Please. MP3's 100% ending wasn't done for the sake of it.

    I reckon, let them be, if what they're working on isn't ready, then I'm fine with waiting until they have the goods to show.

    I was just as disappointed when Retro didn't show anything. Personally I think they're the single best dev studio in the world. Hopefully when they are ready to show something it'll be amazing.

    I heard a while back that they may be developing the next Zelda, but that was ages ago, I haven't heard anything since then, and it was probably just a fanciful rumour anyway.

    No Retro at E3 was the single most disappointing thing in an overall disappointing E3 : (

    Retro's new game was the thing I was most hoping to see this E3. Oh well...

    I'm guessing F-Zero, Retro love mixing up the types of games they make and Nintendo trust them with their IPs. F-Zero has been abscent for a while now and Retro's small involvment in Mariokart 7 may have been an introduction into Racing Game Fundamentals 101 from Nintendo.

    Hopefully they're working on a Donkey Kong title without shitty controls.

    Whatever they're working on, I'll like.
    Based on past experiences, that is! A Retro developed Wii-U Metroid would just about blow my mind.

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