This year’s E3 is almost upon us, and game studios are ramping up in preparation for the biggest gaming event of the year. Even though there will be numerous game developers and publishers showing off their upcoming titles, it’s still one of the best places to announce new games to the world.
At least that seems to be the opinion of Retro Studios, which today teased an appearance at the gaming conference on their Twitter account. The Metroid Prime developer shared the below tweet, which hints that the studio will be participating in Nintendo’s E3 press conference in some way.
Granted, the cryptic tweet doesn’t explicitly say that the developer will be revealing a new game, but it’s hard to imagine why they would tease an appearance if that wasn’t the case. Retro Studios has yet to announce their next title, now that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is more than a year old, so timing-wise, doing a reveal at E3 makes sense.
On that assumption alone it’s almost a sure thing that Retro Studios is making a new game. Also, unsurprisingly, it seems the new game will be on the Wii U, considering the developer included Nintendo’s E3 website in the tweet. Curiously, there’s nothing referencing Retro Studios or their games on Nintendo’s page, so it seems whatever they’re planning is to remain tight-lipped until the event.
As far as what the game could be, the studio hasn’t given much to aid our speculation. The obvious guess would be a new Metroid game, considering the last game in the series, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, launched in 2007. That’s plenty of time for Retro Studios to build a new, improved Metroid game for Wii U.
However, the tweet’s simple phrase, “Can you dig it?” seems to hint a different direction. It would be hard to believe that the quip isn’t somehow tied to whatever the developer is planning for the event. And with only that phrase to go on, it’s easy to think the developer will announce a new Donkey Kong game, though it would be a quick release after last year’s game.
Of course, Retro Studios could be planning a completely new IP, which would make sense given the secrecy surrounding the developer’s upcoming appearance at E3. Luckily, with only a week until the big event, we won’t have to wait long to find out what they’re planning.
What do you think Retro Studios is planning to announce at E3? Is it a new game, or a continuation of a well-known series? Let us know your guess in the comments.