#Retro Studios

Metroid Prime 4: Where Did The Game Go?

Metroid Prime 4 was announced all the way back in 2017, since then. was announced and released. What happened to Metroid Prime 4? It isn’t often that Nintendo announces games that take this long to come out. Metroid Prime 4 was an incredibly hyped announcement back in 2017 when it was revealed at E3. However, it was announced with just a logo, no gameplay or trailer and since then we still haven’t received either.
Picture for Metroid Prime 4: Where Did The Game Go?

10 best Metroid games of all time

Samus Aran is back in action with , the first all-new adventure for Nintendo's iconic bounty hunter in 17 years. But how does the Switch installment stack up against the best Metroid games? For 35 years now, the Metroid games have shown us the value of getting lost for a little while. They proved that there is joy to be had in venturing out on solitary journeys through beautifully hostile worlds and that there is fun to be found through the slow progression of power.
Picture for 10 best Metroid games of all time
My Nintendo News

Former Retro Studios dev provides insight on the origin of Donkey Kong Country Returns

Donkey Kong Country Returns released for Wii back in 2010 and marked the return of the Donkey Kong Country series after over 10 years since its then previous entry on the SNES. Developed by Retro Studios, former developer at the company Bryan Walker recently sat down with KIWI TALKZ for an interview in which he discussed a multitude of related topics, including the origin of the beloved 2D side-scrolling platformer successor.
Picture for Former Retro Studios dev provides insight on the origin of Donkey Kong Country Returns

Metroid Dread is UK's best launch in series to date

Metroid Dread has earned the highest-grossing UK launch in Nintendo's fan-favourite series ever, and is the fastest-selling entry since Metroid Prime 1. Even more impressive is the fact this is all just boxed sales - not digital, which Nintendo does not disclose. With those included, Dread will likely have easily beaten Prime 1. Without them, less than 1000 copies separate the two.

Metroid Dread becomes fastest selling entry in series’ history in the UK

It’s great news for Samus Aran, as is on track to be the best selling Metroid game in the series’ history, at least in the UK. According to the latest UK games charts from GfK the game has comfortably taken the number 3 spot in physical sales. According to that means it surpasses the series previous best selling title, 2007’s Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. It also managed to sell three and a half times as many copies as Metroid: Samus Returns on the 3DS in 2017.

Metroid Dread Most Successful Launch in The Series According to UK Charts

Metroid Dread, which has launched to an overwhelmingly positive reception, has also shot up to become the most commercially successful launch in the entire Metroid series according to the UK Sales Charts. Following months of massive hype, it seems the wait was finally worth it as many consider Dread to not only be one of the best entries in the series, but also one of the best games on the Switch in general. This is further complimented by the fact that Metroid Dread is also the fifth biggest Switch title to release this year only a few days after its release.

5 Announced Games that Disappeared Off the Face of the Earth

A handful of announced games in development have disappeared in recent years, leaving fans asking what has happened to them. These are five games that have us scratching our heads as to their whereabouts. Nintendo is still very hush-hush about Metroid Prime 4, with no explanation for why this shift happened. The original Beyond Good and Evil was released in 2003, but was a failure for underperforming sales in the U.S. Ubisoft is still working on a sequel to the critically acclaimed game, which is expected to be released in 2019.

Metroid Prime 3 Developer Reveals Scrapped Open World Plans

In 2007, Retro Studios released Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for the Nintendo Wii. The title is often cited as one of the very best on the platform, but it seems that there were plans to make it more ambitious than the game that players are familiar with. In a new interview with Kiwi Talkz, former Retro Studios director of development Bryan Walker revealed that the game almost went with a concept that would have featured a much more open world. Apparently, series director Mark Pacini wanted players to have a less linear experience than in the previous two games, and more freedom to control Samus' ship.

Apple profited more from games in 2019 than Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo combined

Californian tech giant Apple made more profit from games in 2019 than the three leading console makers, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, combined. A new report from The Wall Street Journal has revealed figures that were part of Apple’s antitrust trial, confirming that the App Store generated USD $8.5 billion, however, Apple did contest this, suggesting that the figure was somewhat overblown.

Former Producer Talking About Open World Plans •

Can you imagine a Metroid with an open world design? There were corresponding ideas for Metroid Prime 3 from Retro Studios. Brian Walker, who was Retro’s director of development and product at the time, talked about these plans in an interview Kiwi Talks. Ambitious plans for Samos. According to Walker,...

Metroid Prime 3 was conceived as a game with open world elements

Samus Aran iba a explore a less linear world on your ship. That was the conceptual premise of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, which eventually changed into the proposition that eventually went on sale. Revealed by Bryan Walker, former director of development and producer at Retro Studios. In an interview with Kiwi Talkz, the creative, outside the company since 2012 and now in Deck Nine, has reflected on all these issues.

Open-world ‘Metroid Prime’ game was scrapped, producer reveals

Former Retro Studios director of development and producer, Bryan Walker, recently revealed scrapped plans for an open-world Metroid Prime game. During an interview with Kiwi Talkz, the developer revealed that during production for Metroid Prime 3, he and series director, Mark Pacini, had drafted plans for a game that would see Samus explore a non-linear world.

Metroid Prime Producer Discusses Scrapped Open-World Plans For Metroid Prime 3

Kiwi Talkz has published an extensive interview with former Retro Studios director of development and producer Bryan Walker, who shared some interesting behind-the-scenes tidbits about his work on Metroid Prime and other projects. One of the more interesting revelations shared by Walker relates to scrapped ideas for Metroid Prime 3....