When Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was unveiled at this year’s E3 as Retro Studios’ new project, many long-time Metroid fans were disappointed. Recently Retro president Michael Kelbaugh and Nintendo’s Kensuke Tanabe and Risa Tabata discussed what a Metroid game could feel like on the Wii U, incorporating elements of gameplay into the GamePad’s touchscreen.
“There’s a lot you can do with that thing — once she pulls her arm up and pulls out that [metal flap] and does some of this stuff [Tabata pretends to punch buttons on her forearm]. I can see mapping some of that to the GamePad. I think that would be really cool.”
Tanabe focused on what shooting gameplay would feel like with the new GamePad, mentioning a device similar to a Wii-mote attached to the GamePad that would function for the shooting peripheral. While nothing like this currently exists, it could be created if Nintendo desired. What do you think of these ideas? What do you want to see from Retro Studios when it comes to a Wii U Metroid game? Let us know in the comments below.