Retro Studios Returning to Metroid?

Miyamoto says it’s under consideration.

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 09/23/2013 12:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

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In the early days of the Nintendo GameCube, Retro Studios began work on Metroid Prime, a move that many fans met with speculation. After all, the young studio didn’t have much in the way of experience, and the rumors of a first-person perspective filled the fanbase with dread. A decade later, the title is considered one of the crown jewels of the GameCube era, spawning two sequels and a number of awards. Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for Team Ninja’s Metroid: Other M. The game was met with little fanfare, and many hoped that Retro Studios would return to the franchise that made it famous. Shigeru Miyamoto recently spoke with Official Nintendo Magazine, and stated that we may just see that happen:

“I definitely think it’s a franchise that we value and we certainly want to see what we can do with it in the future. And, obviously, Retro is a very high priority in terms of the potential team that would be considered for working on a Metroid game.”

Retro Studios traded bounty hunters for gorillas when it released Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii back in 2010. Many fans expected to see Retro return to Samus’ adventures shortly after, but Retro surprised many speculators when it announced that it would develop another Donkey Kong Country title for Wii U.

“Retro is a very capable studio and can design a lot of different types of game and I know that because I produced Metroid Prime,” said Miyamoto. “But when it did Donkey Kong Country Returns on Wii, apparently it had a lot of fun making that title and from what I’ve heard it put in a request and said that it wanted to do a new Donkey Kong Country game on Wii U themselves.”

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze comes out this December. Do you hope to see Retro Studios return to the Metroid franchise after? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Nintendo Insider

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