Retro Studio is a high priority to develop the next Metroid says Miyamoto

By Michael Sobrevega On 21 Sep, 2013 At 01:45 PM | Categorized As Wii U, Wii U News | With 0 Comment

The internet had a small meltdown (especially within the Nintendo community) when Nintendo announced that Retro Studios first Wii U game will be Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze instead of a Metroid game. Whether expectations were set to high or that Nintendo lead us on – it doesn’t matter at this point because we have an certified brilliant game coming to our beloved console. There is still hope that Retro Studio is developing a Metroid game for the Wii U.

ONM spoke to Miyamoto as a result revealed some appetizing breadcrumbs for the next metroid game.

Firstly, in regards to Retro Studio, Miyamoto has many compliment for Retro Studio.

“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.” He continued.

Interestingly, Miyamoto explained that Retro Studio has grown to the point that they may be able to produce multiple projects simultaneously.

“I think Retro has really come to a point at which it’s possible for it to have multiple lines running at the same time and having different projects in development. I totally think there are possibilities to see different projects from Retro in the future.”

Miyamoto has shed light to the future of the Metroid series. Nintendo, in particularly Miyamoto, still places great value in the classic franchise and therefore will have plans to deliver a future Metroid game.

“Certainly the Metroid franchise is one that, when you talk about really bringing the world to life, we feel that Metroid and the characters established are really important for Nintendo. So important that they were included, obviously, in Nintendo Land.

“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.”

I said back at E3 2013, that Retro will have a second project in the work behind close curtains. The recruitment of high profile developers in 2011 and 2012 suggested Retro was under the process of expansion.Alongside, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze a Metroid Wii U game would be the likely choice.

Thanks Nintendo Insider

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