Rumor: Metroid Prime Developer Retro Working on New Game

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According to a Nintendo insider, developer Retro is hard at work on a new title for Nintendo, though it’s probably not a Metroid or Donkey Kong game.

Despite the fact that the holiday game release timeline is now in full swing, gamers are anxiously looking forward to next year’s releases and any information on newly announced games. And thanks to a new rumor, gamers will undoubtedly be keeping any eye on developer Retro, which is supposedly working on a new title for Nintendo.

The rumor comes by way of Unseen64’s Liam Robertson, who has a strong track record when it comes to Nintendo rumors and news. Robertson, who goes by ‘Tamaki’ online, claims Retro actively pitched numerous projects to Nintendo in 2014, and that one of those projects was greenlit by the gaming giant.

Speaking on the Gamnesia podcast, Robertson explained his suspicions, along with what he thinks Retro may be working on.

“I think, actually, the time is now for Retro to do an original property. They’ve done two established Nintendo franchises (Metroid and Donkey Kong) and I think now is the time to let them take hold of the reins a bit more for themselves and do that.”

“If it is something that they pitched themselves, then that does make it more likely that they pitched something original.”

Donkey Kong

It’s possible that, thanks to Retro’s relationship with Nintendo, the developer may be working on a title that’ll release alongside Nintendo’s NX console. Granted, that would be a quick turnaround, even if Retro started development in 2014, but it could go a long way to support Retro’s future endeavors.

That being said, it would also make sense that Nintendo would want a Metroid or Donkey Kong title to launch with its new platform, but chances are better that Retro is working on a new title. As Robertson alluded to, if Nintendo wanted another Metroid or Donkey Kong, they likely would have approached Retro, rather than Retro pitching ideas to Nintendo.

It’s also possible that Retro could be working on multiple games for the new console. However, Robertson doesn’t think that’s happening considering Retro’s current financial situation. According to Robertson:

“I think they have the potential to work on multiple projects, but I feel like the money isn’t there.”

Hopefully, gamers won’t have to wait long until Retro officially announces its new project, whatever it may be. What do you think Retro is working on? Do you think the developer is capable of a strong new IP? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Gamnesia