Retro Studios

The calm before the storm: Infendo’s E3 2014 predictions

E3 2014 is upon us, which is a blessing (and a curse for the stress and writing workload) for many game journalists and bloggers like us at Infendo. In a span of a few short days, Nintendo will be unveiling new games for the Wii U and 3DS and possibly some other surprises along the way. The excitement and anticipation alone has made myself included continue to dub E3 “Gamer Christmas.” We have alr...

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been delayed to early 2014

During today’s Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced that one of their key Wii U titles for the holiday season, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, has been pushed back to February 2014. Developed by Retro Studios, DKC: Tropical Freeze was originally scheduled to launch on the Wii U on December 6, 2013. Satoru Iwata reaffirmed that the delay for the title is meant “in order to optimum ...

Microsoft Thought They Owned Donkey Kong?

I know that Microsoft is a very large company, and I am sure that things get lost in the shuffle all the time, but could they really have thought they owned the rights to Donkey Kong?  According to Chris Seavor, formerly of Rare, they did. On twitter, Seavor was asked about whether the Xbox One would receive a version of Knack.  He went into a story about Microsoft’s acquirement of Rare. ...

Metroid U? Retro Studios Is Entertaining The Idea

Many Nintendo fans have been wondering if we will see out favorite heroine make an appearance on the Wii U, and when.  Although there is no confirmation that such a game is in development for Samus, Kelbaugh, Tanabe, and Tabata have shared that they have some ideas with Venturebeat.  One such thought is to create an attachment for the gamepad that will allow it to become a “zapper of sorts&#...

E3 Nintendo Direct set for June 11th

Hello. We already announced we will have another #NintendoDirectNA at E3, but now we can share the date/time: 6/11 at 7 am PT. #IwataSays — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 23, 2013 Nintendo of America has announced via their Twitter account that they will be hosting a new E3-centric Nintendo Direct on June 11th. The presentation will commence at 10 AM Eastern and will be available for s...

What does Nintendo need to bring to E3?

Sony and Microsoft both have next gen consoles on the way. Soon. This much we know for sure. As for whether or not they will be show stoppers and garner enough support to take whatever momentum the Wii U has gained in the last few months remains to be seen. Nintendo can control their own destiny with a good showing at E3 and beyond. What should Nintendo bring to the table? Read on to hear my thoug...

Metroid Prime 10th Anniversary Retrospective

November 17, 2012, will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of Metroid Prime on the Nintendo Gamecube. It is in this editorial that we’ll look back at the game’s development history and legacy. Every console generation, there comes a game that is remembered for its expansive and addictive gameplay, critical praise, or place in the lexicon of gaming lore. These types of games are the mov...

Rumor: Nintendo seeking to reacquire Rare from Microsoft

Remember when Rare Ltd. was bought by Microsoft back in 2002?  Yeah, as a youngster, it hurt me to see franchises like Perfect Dark, Killer Instinct, Conker, and Banjo-Kazooie now belong to the hands of Microsoft instead of Nintendo. It was like saying goodbye to an old friend…an old friend that took quite a long time to put out material for one’s console. In hindsight, it was probably...

Will Star Fox X Metroid be shown at E3?

Two weeks ago one megaton a rumor started swirling around the Internet in the form of a Star Fox, Metroid, crossover. Well more info on that game has surfaced today. Does that mean we can expect to see Star Fox X Metroid at E3 next week?

Rumor: Star Fox/Metroid crossover to be developed by Retro Studios?

First and foremost, this news should be taken with a huge, HUGE grain of salt. According to a post on The Paul Gale Network, (the same site who was notorious for starting the Rocksteady Games/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles rumor) they claim that Austin-based Retro Studios’ new game will be a Star Fox/Metroid crossover. That’s right, a crossover between a cunning fox who flies an Arwing, ...

Bring it on: Retro Studios in consideration to collaborate on next Zelda

Says Nintendo’s Miyamoto: “As you know, we have already collaborated with Retro for the Metroid Prime series in the past (not to mention last year’s game of the year: Donkey Kong Returns). And I think when we talk about any other franchise, Zelda might be a possible franchise for that collaboration.” It’s common belief around the halls of Infendo that Retro Studios ma...

Impressions: Mario Kart 3DS

My time with Mario Kart 3DS was short but sweet at the Nintendo booth. The game plays exactly how you would expect a Mario Kart title to play, so gamers will be able to jump right in and begin karting without a hiccup. When your kart hits a jump, it will sprout a hang glider out the back which gives you the ability to glide the kart to the ground. This adds an entirely new element to a familiar f...