After working on the Metroid Prime trilogy and Donkey Kong Country Returns, and assisting with development of Mario Kart 7, Retro Studios is working on a new project for the Wii U that they say is something they are frequently asked to make. While some guessed what it was for some time – a new Zelda? a new Mario? – it may be something that hasn’t been seen on Nintendo home consoles in quite some time.
The latest issue of the Official Nintendo Magazine features a brief history of the Texas-based developer, but it also seems to hint at the studio’s future:
While some suggest this new project is likely to be a return to the Metroid franchise, we’d love to see another Nintendo hero get the retro stamp of excellence. After all, having rolled out the barrels for Donkey Kong, perhaps it’s time Retro pulled off a barrel roll of a different kind.
If internet memes are to be taken seriously, this could hint that Retro’s latest project is a new Star Fox game. Not only would this be their first game for the series, but it would also be the first time that a new Star Fox game has seen a home console release since Star Fox: Assault for the GameCube.
The rumors certainly seem likely. A new Star Fox game is something that many Nintendo fans have been asking for ever since the Wii was announced, and Retro is known to go to seemingly neglected series so they can rejuvenate them. Regardless, Retro is sure to announce their next project sometime this year.
Source: My Nintendo News