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Retro Studios Creating Game Engines For Wii U?

A rumour has surfaced online that acclaimed development studio Retro Studios is creating game engines for Wii U and then helping other developers implement them. The rumour then goes on to suggest that Retro Studios showed the game engine to Epic Games and got them to reconsider bringing Unreal Engine 4 to the system. Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long to find out exactly what Retro Studios have been doing since Donkey Kong Country Returns and Mario Kart 7.

Thanks, Harold

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      1. auto-correct turns mispelled words into actual words. Not made up ones like “crytech” and “unexcepted” which don’t exist, *knob.

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      2. Dude, he’s a hater. Why are you sympathising with him?

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      1. Don’t you have anything better to do? You know, maybe something productive and not as worthless as what you’re doing now?

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      1. And your girl likes bigger penis’ she said I have a bigger chile than you and that it fits like a glove. U say she’s loose I say she’s tight…..you are the problem my friend. Hahaha!

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      1. Don’t bother asking it that (idk if it’s a boy or a girl), trolls like it won’t answer why they’re on a site that they despise. They either like common sense or is being payed by someone to spread hate.

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      2. Well, if he comes to the site for information regarding Nintendo-related news, he has a right to talk about the layout of the site. The layout of site is important to how it appeals to people. I agree, it’s horrendous.

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    1. Just another reason for you to leave. You already hate Nintendo and its fans, why are you still here if the layout makes your eyes bleed?

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    1. Same. It seems a little too stretched to just up and believe. I’ll just wait till Retro finally comes outta the dark, whenever that is. I feel like it’s gonna be a long wait

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      1. Tell me how Retro is “better”, and tell me how much games are hotly anticipated/received like Naughty Dog’s titles.

        Come on, go embarrass yourself for the world to see. This ought to be fun.

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      2. It is clearly being implied. Don’t try to cover up your bullshit.

        Naughty Dog has done more meaningful things than Retro and is a far more relevant developer than them anyway.

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      3. I already know how you function, you’re a Nintendrone. You very well were doing such.

        I think Naughty Dog are all in all better developers while Retro only has a success story with one series that wasn’t even a product of their’s to begin with. How much IPs have series have they crafted, and are the capable of creating new IP that happens to grip the core market’s attention on the same scale as Naughty Dog?

        I’ll be very blunt and say nope.

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  1. This could make sense seeing as how they were behind MK7 and also the quietness of Epic’s UE4 on Wii U. But we’ll just have to wait and see

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  2. Well, we have a toddler on the scene! He has probably gotten a computer from his parents with internet in his room ( their way to ovoid them most likely). The sad news is that he’s discovered this site and is probably reading “trolling for dummies”.
    This is all bussiness as usual. Even the people who know he is a troll, but notheless try to reason with him is normal. I wonder who is to blame tho. The kid? I think he had the bad luck of growing up during this bland generation, with no creativity.
    I might be wrong, if he is an older person, then i feel truely sorry for him. But is suspect he is uneducated little fellow, and this is his means of making his existence known. Ness if your going to be a troll, at least be creative about it. :)

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      1. Wow. Well everyone is entitled to their opinion. I can respect yours. I loved the new donkey kong, though. It was refreshin, imo

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      2. are you saying that because you suck on the game or what?
        most of the fools who cry on that games is because its to hard. um what happen to you western gamers like been “hardcore”?

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      3. The game is too hard for him. He’s used to the games that have those stupid prerendered scenes that the triangle, circle, square, and X pops up on the screen and you have to hit whatever buttons pop up in a certain sequencebutton so the scene can continue!

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    1. are you kidding? the only games they made that ever had a meta score of less than 90% were donkey kong country returns and mario kart 7.. and those 2 were still well above 80%

      just because you think the games are bad doesn’t make it so

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      1. I am not the only one that thinks so. Why don’t they have a contact us on their website…because they suck and they don’t want people telling them that they do.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_Country_Returns

        “X-Play praised the similarity of Returns to previous games in the series, the game’s replay value, and its graphics, but the review criticized the motion controls “that force you to react quickly at bad times, a button press would suffice” and the co-op game play, saying, “If your partner has a penchant for dying, look forward to some short games as he or she will most likely drain the number of lives you both share.”[24] GamesRadar complimented the title for its standout levels and fan service, while criticizing it for levels that are “frustrating, unclear and often misleading way that is unlike any prior Donkey Kong adventure”, “

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      2. you may not be the only one who thinks retro sucks (just like with anything.. hell i’d bet there’s people who think mother theresa sucked) but you’re definitely part of a very small minority

        i don’t see how these reviews make the game bad anyway
        a reviewer “critizising” something doesn’t mean he thinks the game is bad

        (just for your info: xplay and gamesradar both gave it a 4 out of 5.. it may have been retros weakest game so far but is by no standards a bad game)

        if you want to tell them they suck you’d have to go through the publisher like with most other developers aswell… game developers usually don’t do customer service (though if you tell the publisher like you told me, with all these compelling arguments, your email is most likely going to end up in the trash)

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      3. This day and age there is no excuse for poor controls. Controls of a game are the most important elements of making a game. They can’t even master that? I don’t know how x-play game them a good review because of the bad controls.

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      4. every review site i know of gave it a good review

        and saying a developer sucks because of a single one of their games that you’ve actually played, when there’s quite a few more they released is incredibly ignorant

        if you don’t enjoy their games, that’s fine, but a somewhat more open minded person would at least appreciate that they’re still a good developer considering the huge successes they had with their games in the past

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      5. You have to put 110% into every game. This wasn’t done with DKCR. If someone would just experience retro for the first time through DKCR…I am not sure if they would want to play their past games…I don’t.

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      6. I like to play games myself and not let reviewers on the net tell me whether a game is good or not. I mean seriously, I could not care less what game site reviewers think of a game.

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    2. Is that u Ness. I can smell u. Filthy stench of a troll troll.

      Anyhow U say they “suck”. I think they are alright. You obviously don’t like their games, so what’s wrong with them making engines? Have you seen the engines for yourself? Maybe they are way better at making Engines then games!! I don’t see the problem here!!

      Everyone can have an opinion. But in this case you are just being stupid and that is A FACT! Retro Studios is succesvol and they make good games. Compare them to all the other developers that make shovelware aqnd u cannot denie they are good.

      It amazes me how people say a studio sucks just because their games are not your what your into. Stop living in that little bubble where you think the world revolves around what YOU want, what YOU think, what YOU like. pffffff….

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      1. Uncharted 1, 2, 3= boring, boring, boring. Last of Us, similar to Uncharted, Yawn. I want a new Jak and Daxter. That series was actually fun.

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      2. Mario = milked and repetative and shit, zelda = fucked up timeline and boring , metroid = cant decide between fps or 3rd person shooter and a really broken franchise, kirby = girly shit and cant even be caught dead playing that and mother = the only good nintendo franchise but too bad nintendo are retards and cancelled it.

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      3. Mario= Fun. That’s why it sells. Zelda boring for you because it requires a brain to solve puzzles. Metroid, a broken franchise? What shit are you smoking? Haven’t played Kirby but I’m going to try it out because I’ve heard it’s FUN! Nintendo has the best franchises going around.

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      4. Here we see him using a simple troll method. Pure fundamentals. Name something that is widely popular/good and say the exdact opposite about it. It’s a shame he got a response for such an unispirational attempt to troll, but that can[‘t be helped.

        Try harder Ness

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      5. Oh wow. Have i ever said that your not into Donkey Kong? I said you are not into the games that they make. So you are not into their version of Donkey Kong. Learn to read.
        U also don’t have to say “their game sucked” everytime. We get that already. Some of us are not as stupid as you FYI.

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      1. Seeing as he clearly implied that an engine made from Retro is probably some unheard of thing, naturally you’re stupid enough to miss the point and sarcasm.

        But I’d expect no less from somebody with an avatar like that.

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      2. It’s obviously not un-heard of, seeing as Nintendo tends to make their own engine, but having them create a new engine for a new system is exciting to see.

        I find it funny how you try to find hidden meanings in comments, it’s cute, really.

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      3. Exciting to see? Sure thing, call me up when they demonstrate engines like Luminous, UE4, CE3 and FOX.

        Or is this exciting for Nintendo fans? I forgot they’re used to graphics straight out of 2001. In which case, yeah it probably is exciting for you guys.

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      4. No, it’s exciting because Retro Studios is known for making graphically impressive games and have plenty of RARE veterans, that’s why it’s exciting. No shit they haven’t shown graphics like the tech demos of Luminous, UE4, CE3, and Fox, we haven’t had consoles to show them off, until the Wii-U. Oh and I have a PS3, thank you very much, but you can assume we only own one console. It just makes you look like an ignorant asshole, as you’ve always been.

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      5. when has retro ever worked on a console powerful enough to need engines on par with those. Judging the IDEA of them developing their own engine and comparing it to next gen engines is downright idiotic because your judgement is based on their work on much lesser hardware. They have never had the need for such robust engines in the past.

        Given their involvement with Nintendo. They are likely to come up with an engine that leverages the system very well. If this rumor is to be believed. Not only would we expect a great engine, but one specific to the wiiu; not some multiplatform engine. Meaning developers may possibly get more out of them than if they used some multiplatform one like UE3 or what have you.

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  3. Sounds a little far-fetched but it would be extremely cool if it were true. Retro is known for making beautiful games, like the Metroid Prime series. Leave luck to heaven.

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  4. I don’t care about game engines, I care about games. Unless Retro is making a new Metroid Prime, Donkey Kong or something else really awesome, then I don’t care.

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  5. Hey Sickr, you know that this article isn’t on the front page yet, right? I had to access this article via Facebook in order to even read it. You might want to put it on the front page in order to have more viewers…..

    Just saying. And helping! :)

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