Shigeru Miyamoto says that Retro Studios is far too busy at the moment to be working on a Zelda game for Wii U. However, Miyamoto wouldn’t rule out the possibility of them eventually handling the beloved franchise.
“Retro is very busy right now, but I’m afraid I can’t say exactly what it is that they’re very busy [working] on.”
“In terms of them working on a Zelda, it’s not out of the question, certainly, for them to work on an entire Zelda game amongst themselves. Traditionally I think that the Zelda team has always had a close contact with anyone who’s working on a Zelda game. If you were going to have that happen in the US at Retro, that would be kind of difficult for them to be able to coordinate. Certainly they’re too busy for that sort of thing right now. It would probably require me to be involved to a great extent as well, so I would have to get over quite a bit too. I’d probably have to live in Texas… [laughs]”
So, it’s not Zelda. It’s either Star Fox or Metroid.
..or something complete different from what you had to say.
Imagine if Retro created a new IP :O
That could actually be wicked.
That would be sick.
If it is a new IP i hope it is a serious game… Like the ones Rareware used to make.
I’m really trusting the idea that Retro studios only works on existing Nintendo IPs (retro games)
my money is on starfox
While they said that they would return to it some day. Its too soon. They need to make something else.
They said it’s project everyone wants them to do. Star Fox all day.
Uhh it could be Donkey Kong also. Retro did make a DK game. Plus at the pre-e3 presentation a picture was taken of Saturo Iwata looking at a bunch of Bananas. I think It”s very possible it could be another Donkey Kong Country game
bananas was cuz of dk mini game in nintendoland uh uh
Nope, they said they are not doing a Donkey Kong sequel. I’m sure it’ll happen eventually – but that’s not Retro’s current project.
DK was I think confirmed. Have you seen the pictures of DK in a 3DS case with Luigis Mansion and Smash Bros 3DS beside it ?
More likely Star Fox, which I think would be great to rejuvenate and revive the franchise. Another DK from Retro I would be excited for as well.
Finally. People can stop talking about a Zelda Wii U. I love Zelda, but its too soon for one to come out.
The games are usually in development for years, so even if they had started immediately after E3 2011, it wouldn’t be released until 2014 at the earliest.
The time is right for a portable entry, though. It’s not a Retro-developed game given this article, but it’s possible that Grezzo could be working on it. They could be the new Flagship, the Capcom stuido that made the Oracle games, Four Swords, and Minish Cap.
I’m hoping for a new IP.
To me “very busy” means trying to get it ready for launch deadline. Good to know there may be some good launch titles that are still a secret.
There are a lot of hints that suggest Retro’s project will come out soon enough. I love that idea- that game would be a great showcase for the Wii U’s potential
At this very moment, only Metroid Prime 4 will make me buy a Wii U.
What about StarFox, or F-Zero, or a new IP?
Not for everyone.
Metroid Prime is over and done with :( Retro said so. I guess you won’t be getting a Wii U, ever.
But it could be a different Metroid “saga”
i hope they are working on a starfox game and that time with ultra graphics.i want that game to be at maxinum power of the console
That’s not possible that close to launch, consoles only get games developed to their limit at about the half of their lifespan.
but i cant wait anymore.anyway they are tasting my pations
It certainly is possible, just not likely. We don’t know how long Retro has been working on this game or how early they got their devkits.
Just because no one has done it before does not make it impossible.
it’s donkey kong dammit!
I want another Metroid game but they are more likely to be working on Star Fox
Whatever it is Retro is doing, I’m sure it’s going to be amazing. I hope it’s Star Fox. Maybe it’s a new IP. Leave luck to heaven.
Every Retro game rocks. The Prime games rock. Mario kart 7 rocks. Donkey Kong Country Returns rocks. This one will rock, too.
Mario Kart 7 wasn’t even completely a Retro game. Just because they only worked on part of it doesn’t mean it’s theirs. Nor does it mean they were responsible for what made it good.
Doesn’t matter. They touched it, it became gold.
(Nah, I know what you mean. His point is still valid, though. Retro has some of the best critical average in the whole industry)
They love to advertise it, though. (retro Website and Facebook page)
I’m not sure if this is a good thing or not. I mean, I’m really glad that they’re busy working on other projects, I love all the games they’ve made so far. At the same time however, I would really like to see how they would handle the Zelda franchise. They could really bringe some much needed freshness into the series.
I personally have the the suspicion right now that they are working on an F-Zero game, due to things that have been said and their role in MK7’s development.
There is always a possibility that they could do like they did with Mario Kart, and give Nintendo a hand on it and just have a smaller role. I think some of the touches they could add would be great.
Much needed freshness? You mean, new art style, new way of play, and so on? That happens with every Zelda.
That means Retro Studios is making a very great game, to match the wonderful power of the Wii U. Metroid Prime 4? Donkey Kong Country Returns II? Hell, a new IP!
I think a deep Starfox mulitplayer experience could put the Wii U on the radar for online multiplayer. But no matter what they do, they’ll pull it off. Very few studios can take an old franchise and completely change it while still keeping most of the fans happy.
I’d love me some Metroid, but I’d love me some StarFox even more, that series REALLY deserves a new game, Metroid can wait a year or 2.
3D DONKEY KONG PLATFORMER/BEAT-EM-UP, CALLING IT
retro studios should be with microsoft’s site and with rareware
Never going to happen. They were created with the purpose of making Nintendo games. So even before they were officially made into a Nintendo first party, they already were de facto Nintendo first party.
Oh, god no!
No Mircosoft would end up killing Retro studio creatively like they did with Rare, although Rare was loosing their touch prior to Nintendo selling them off.
To be killed like Ensemble Studios? Until today, I’m still waiting for AGE 4…
shigeru we want you to live in texas :D
But he sure as hell doesn’t.
I would visit him, that’s for sure.
Its a new ice climbers game
Too busy, huh? They must got some major thing cookin.
Haha Miyamoto living in Texas would be awesome, since Retro is like 20 minutes away from my house. Maybe I’d be lucky enough to run into him grocery shopping or something. pwahaha.
Only a dream…
You live 20 minutes from Retro OoO
Go break in and tell us what there doing!
I’m in San Antonio, I’ll meet u there in 45 min to help u..hahaha! Hey why don’t you hang out at the bars in Austin I’m sure you’ll run into some Retro game developers that can spill the beans while drinking….
ohhh excellent idea! I hadn’t thought of that! lol ok i’ll meet you there.
U should work for retro plus tell us how is feel to live close to one o the most greatest nintendo developers,
p.s i agree with ninfreak do it.
I wish they would tell us! Maybe it’s an unannounced game for Wii U. Last Metroid game from them was in 2007. Nearly 5 years, that’s long enough for me.
Last Metroid was in 20010 actually.
Ops, I meant 2010, but actually Other M it’s not from Retro, so yeah you are right.
THE LAST METROID IS IN CAPTIVITY… THE GALAXY IS AT PEACE! ….
Metroid Prime 4 would sell WiiU’s by itself, but I would also like a new Starfox. Can’t decide!
Please, PLEASE, Retro… please be doing this: http://dpadawan.com/article.php?id=2
please let it be an Earthbound remake
This Times over 9000
Not going to happen.
No Zelda U coming out soon? No need for me to buy a wiiU then…
It’s too soon for a Zelda Evan, we just had Skyward Sword, Zelda games typically take 3 to 6 years to develop, so chances are, somewhere around 2014 to 2016 we should be seeing a new Zelda, I’d be surprised if we get one early
I say 2014.
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I’m glad it isn’t Zelda – we celebrated his 25th last year, we need a break.
It’s not Donkey Kong Country Returns 2 – Retro has indicated they are not making a sequel.
As much as I love Star Fox, I doubt it’s Star Fox – I think Nintendo is putting Star Fox on the back burner for a while, I have a feeling the 3DS remake of 64 didn’t sell enough.
I’m willing to bet that it’s a new Metroid game. I’m hoping it’s a Wii U game that makes full use of the new Gamepad (scanning, visors, etc – it just works perfectly! Point the screen at the screen to use the special visor – no changing on the main TV!) I’m also hoping it is a First Person Game, like the Prime trilogy, however I hope it takes place after Fusion.
It’s gonna be Metroid Prime 4 and they’ll bring back multiplayer. Nintendo will want a good shooter to use with the GamePad.
that’s too bad… I always had this stupid hope that they had been hiding an amazing Wii U Zelda from the world… Oh well. That’ll come later, I suppose.
Hmm a game everybody wants well based on SALES it must be Mii sports cuz it sold as much as caca wii -_-
Herderp. Your name.
^this yup mii outsold them all its greatest game it pwns mario zelda and metriof shit. Mii kids oh yeah
Mu guess is a new DK game.
They’re probably working on multiple projects. Regardless, this is exciting news. Retro is an amazing studio.
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Whatever it is, it’s going to be a great. Of course it will also be a day one buy.
Why does everyone want Star Fox? I have never found the game the exciting…not to mention we have had like 4 iterations in the last 5 years, even if some were rehashed…nor do I want to see DK, as the one they just did was great and that will do for now…
I want to see something new…either a new IP, or, what I really want to see, is Retro do a new Earthbound…I don’t see why that is so farfetched…people right now may be shouting DK, Metroid, and Star Fox, but these boards about 3 years ago were loaded with people shouting for an Earthbound…
We can hope…
A gamecube-3DS port would be AWESOME
Nintendo franchises that need to be revived:
That’s pretty much it.
It’s Star Wars Battlefront 3.
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