Submitted by Gran Canaria 709d ago | news

Retro: It was hard to choose between Metroid and Donkey Kong

Retro's new Wii U game is Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze but the company's Michael Kelbaugh has said that deciding whether to make a Metroid game or a Donkey Kong game was a tricky decision. (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, E3, Wii U)

Abash  +   709d ago
They should have chose Metroid, the DKC Returns wasnt that long ago and I have been wanting a new Metroid Prime badly
PopRocks359  +   709d ago
You know that means that after DK they could possibly go back to Metroid though, right? Works for me. This DK game is practically guaranteed to be awesome.
_QQ_  +   709d ago
This DK game releases in October,so i wouldn't be surprised if next E3 they had at least a Metroid teaser ready.
T1125P  +   709d ago
Really it was hard to choose? Metroid is a no brainer to much Donkey Kong all at once stop beating the dead horse Retro. WTF is wrong with Retro, they can make a killing if they released a new Metroid on Wii U and on 3DS come this holiday, instead we get this game...Again! I am not happy...
TotalSynthesisX  +   709d ago
I agree. A new Metroid Prime (or any Metroid game, for that matter) would have looked BEAUTIFUL on the Wii U, not to mention all the cool stuff the Gamepad could've been used for. But no, we get a bunch of apes jumping through trees. Again. *sigh*
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Chidori  +   709d ago
Well, considering DKCR sits on around 6 million sales, it really isn't that much of a no brainer to do a Metroid game instead. I was extremely disappointed also, but they do an amazing job on these DK games. Everyone is sure to love it. Not the most popular choice as we all had such high expectations, but now that this is out of the way, they better have some mind blowing Metroid (or a new IP) to show us at E3 2015. I actually refuse to believe that this is the only game they are currently working on. We all were hyped for good reason. There is another game that we don't know about currently in development...
LOL_WUT  +   709d ago
Yea didn't they release like an HD port to the 3DS not too long ago? ;)
PopRocks359  +   709d ago
That wasn't Retro, you tool. It was a developer called Monster Games.
kirbyu  +   709d ago
Am I the only one here who doesn't mind they chose DK over Metroid?
Xof  +   709d ago

Though it would be nice to see a (good) new Metroid game, I've always preferred Donkey Kong over Metroid.

Er... the Donkey Kong Country games.
SpiralTear  +   709d ago
Why not Star Fox, Retro Studios? I'm sure you can do it.
MNGamer-N  +   709d ago
I like them both the same. Both AAA franchises. DK sounds almost done, they are probably getting started on Metroid as we speak.
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_QQ_  +   709d ago
I was pretty disappointed and underwhelmed at first, but after watching some of the videos i'm pretty excited about this game now, especially since it is launching before the end of the year.
diepdiep  +   709d ago
Honestly, I'm glad there's a new DK game, but I'm worried about Nintendo losing track of Metroid like Starfox and F-Zero. There hasn't been a new Metroid game for almost 3 years. :(
Myst  +   709d ago
And there hasn't been a new F-Zero in such a long time to :,(
BosSSyndrome  +   709d ago
I doubt Eric Kozlowski's "crowning achievement as an artist" is DKR Tropical Freeze.
_QQ_  +   709d ago
maybe he just loves the DK art style, i know i do. not as much as i wanted a new ip or Metroid though.
o-Sunny-o  +   709d ago
Metriod needed more..
IG-88  +   709d ago
i think this may sum it all up:

ZeekQuattro  +   709d ago
Pretty much.
Tunavenom  +   709d ago
I know this isn't the great big title they hired extra staff for, but I am happy we get more DK in our life. Seeing that Dixie Kong gameplay brought me back, and I hope she makes it to the new Smash Bros.
gamer42  +   709d ago
They probably have more than one game in development. i hope by the end of this week we hear something about a new IP or star fox, since metroid is out of the question.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   709d ago
I Am disappointed.

But that is because Metroid is my Game.

I read an article recently that Nintendo rules the Platformers but I wish it was not as much as I am seeing currently.
Metroid wold have brought more balance.

(But don't get me wrong, I felt the same way looking at the sea of Futurist FPS's on XB1 and PS4... "this genre again.")

That said Retro is acting a bit like Rare.
Able to make Platformers that compete with Nintendo and also able to make action games that Nintendo doesn't make.
This is a good thing.

I am glad that Retro was able to make something they enjoyed making.

Like Ihave said MANY TIMES before,
I feel that they are working on more than one game at a time. Nintendo said in 2012 that they were going to try to make more titles in the U.S. because of cost.
swice  +   709d ago
Does this mean that another studio is handling Metroid right now? Or will Nintendo wait for them to satisfy their DK needs?

I'd rather they work on Metroid when they are ready anyway. Makes for a much better game.
MegaLagann  +   709d ago
Maybe Team Ninja is making the new Metroid


I'm going to throw up, brb
swice  +   709d ago
Well, if that's the case, perhaps everyone who worked on Other M will go a different route
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   708d ago
I have always wanted 4 Metroid games.

2D (or Sidescroller).
Prime Hunters

For Consoles:
* Other M.

*But I don't want Other M to be done by the same developer every time.
It would be fun if a different but notable developer made every game. Samus has a lot of big named developers in her fan-club.
MegaLagann  +   709d ago
Well, remember a few days ago when I said Retro's new game would probably be a new Donkey Kong due to how well the first one sold. Looks like I called that one, sadly...

It looks like a great game but I really wanted Retro to do something new. Yes that means I didn't want them to do a new Metroid either. I wouldn't want Retro to be stuck with either brand.

That being said however, it'll be a fantastic game, and David Wise coming back to do the soundtrack does sway my opinion a little bit.
TheDivine  +   709d ago
He chose.....poorly.

Dk looks amazing but retro should've let another team take over it and Metroid while retro make new ip's. Let retro oversee the two studios while their main force makes something creative, new, and mind blowing!

Nintendo has chosen wisely.

They brought some killer games. X is possibly more amazing than the game formerly known as VS13 (software formerly known as exclusive). I lost my shit when the mecha transformed into a car and it showed that massive enemy (crab for lack of better term). Bayanetta 2 shit on every hack n slash on the market and MK8 is hands down the best racer I've seen. SSB looks amazing and SM3D World looked fun as expected. They are the usual suspects which disappoints but these games are on a level that no other games can reach. On top of that free online, no drm, no blocking used games, no online passes, no online checks, and it has a built in handheld for the toilet, bed, and miiverse is friggin awesome!


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