Retro Studios is probably the most famous Nintendo-owned developer in the world, made famous by their work on the Metroid Prime franchise. They haven’t done a proper home console game for 5 years, since Metroid Prime 3 Corruption was released in 2007. Since then they’ve been helping Nintendo on a bunch of projects, most recently with Mario Kart 7. Nevertheless, there have been numerous rumors about Retro working on a Wii U game.
And now it’s been all but confirmed that Retro is working on a Wii U project. And it comes from the very top. Speaking about the Wii U and upcoming games for the new console, Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime said in an interview with GameTrailers:
“Rest assured that Retro is working on a fantastic project. We’ve got big games in development that will be coming, games that will continue to drive the install base of the system”
Reggie also added that Shigeru Miyamoto and his team at EAD “are working on fantastic projects”. What could Retro be working on? Most people expect a new Metroid game, and Nintendo has been quoted saying that it’s “a project everyone wants us to do”. If you’ve been wondering how Metroid would look on the Wii U, check out this awesome Metroid Wii U concept art.