Retro Studios is a “Very High Priority” for a New Metroid Game, According to Miyamoto

on September 20, 2013 7:52 PM

It seems that Shigeru Miyamoto thinks highly of Retro Studios, especially when the Metroid series is concerned. In a recent interview with Official Nintendo Magazine, he talked about the studios’s abilities and how they would fare making a new Metroid game. He also tells us why Retro’s first Wii U game was a new Donkey Kong Country title:

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. 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.

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.

Hopefully Retro will take that high praise and trust to heart and at least consider making a new Metroid game–on their own time of course.

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