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Miyamoto: Retro-developed Zelda ‘not out of the question,’ but studio is ‘too busy’

Retro Studios recently worked on 2010′s Wii game Donkey Kong Country Returns , and last year’s Mario Kart 7 . For the studio’s future, legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto said it isn’t out of the question for Retro to work on the Zelda franchise; however, the Austin-based developer is currently too busy to take on the series. “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,” Miyamoto told IGN when asked about the Austin-based studio’s current project.

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Starfox-Metroid Team-Up Rumored for Wii U [Rumor]

It reads like fan fiction and the rumor’s original reporter—who uncovered PlayStation All-Stars six months before it was announced—concedes that nothing about it is confirmed.

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Miyamoto: Retro could handle a Zelda game, smartphones aren’t competition

The full transcript of Wired’s interview with Shigeru Miyamoto — in which the industry legend triggered some panic over his future — has been posted. Surprisingly, that pseudo-retirement news isn’t even the juiciest angle; Miyamoto also discussed the company’s troubled recent past, as well as its potentially Miyamoto-less future. He explained that Nintendo’s goals this generation have focused on “the expanding of the gaming population,” a task which would seemingly put them at odds with the ever-increasing smartphone market

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Retro reflects on Donkey Kong Country Returns, denies sequel plans

If Nintendo is following up Donkey Kong Country Returns with sequels like it did the original Donkey Kong Country , it’s not doing so right now . Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe, who works with DKCR developer Retro Studios, told Game Informer , “I wouldn’t say we won’t do a sequel, but we don’t have anything planned at this time.” In a postmortem panel at GDC on the development of last year’s sucessful DKCR , Retro revealed the difficulties of making the side-scroller. The team attempted to adapt the Metroid Prime morph ball camera to the side-scrolling, but found it unable to handle the quick and complex movements of the DK characters — especially once Tanabe insisted that two-player simultaneous play be added

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Rumor: Metroid Prime 1.5 design doc surfaces from Retro Studios

Given the sheer size and detail of the recently surfaced design document said to be for a Retro Studios -developed Metro Prime title, it’s hard to outright dismiss as a fake.

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3DS, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Bleszinski talks at GDC

We’re guessing Satoru Iwata will talk about the 3DS during his Game Developers Conference keynote . But it’s even safer to assume that Nintendo’s Hideki Konno will mention the system during his newly-announced GDC talk, called ” The Development Process of the Nintendo 3DS “. Konno works as producer for Nintendo hardware, and is also producing Nintendogs + Cats , so he should have at least a passing familiarity with the hardware

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Billy Mitchell’s tie makes cameo in Donkey Kong Country Returns

Donkey Kong Country Returns developer Retro Studios doesn’t just have a knack for successfully rebooting beloved Nintendo franchises, it’s also got a wicked eye for bold fashion statements.

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Championship eater inhales bananas at Donkey Kong Country Returns launch

If pressed, we’re not sure we could eat an entire banana in 60 seconds — they’re just so dry and heavy , you know? We certainly couldn’t come close to the achievement of championship eater Takeru Kobayashi, who, at a recent Donkey Kong Country Returns launch event, slammed 16 ‘nanners in a minute. Continue reading Championship eater inhales bananas at Donkey Kong Country Returns launch Championship eater inhales bananas at Donkey Kong Country Returns launch originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 22 Nov 2010 15:20:00 EST

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Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns Is a Barrel of Monkey Delights

<< Previous | Next >> << Previous | Next >> View all Packed with branching paths and hidden surprises, Donkey Kong Country Returns feels a lot like Metroid with monkeys.

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Donkey Kong Country Returns review: Exactly as much fun as a barrel of monkeys

I used the Super Guide. There, I said it

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