Retro Studios (Company)

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Overall rating based on 6 games



Retro Studios, Inc. is an American first-party video game developer and division of Nintendo based in Austin, Texas. The studio is best known for its work on the Metroid Prime series and the Donkey Kong Country series, and has contributed to several other Nintendo game projects, such as Metroid Prime Hunters and Mario Kart 7.

Retro was founded in 1998 as an alliance between Nintendo and former Iguana Entertainment founder Jeff Spangenberg, hoping to create titles for the then-upcoming GameCube aiming at an older demographic. The company begun working on four different titles, all of which were finally cancelled once Retro focused their resources on Metroid Prime, the first Metroid title developed outside of Japan. The success of Metroid Prime led Retro to work on two sequels, and later to become involved with reviving the Donkey Kong series with Donkey Kong Country Returns.

Established:
country:
United States
Parent company:
Nintendo EAD Tokyo
Status:
active

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Release Date

Metroid Prime

November 17th, 2002 (14 years ago)
Rated: 94 / 100
Wii / Nintendo GameCube / Wii U

Metroid Prime: Trilogy

August 24th, 2009 (7 years ago)
Rated: 93 / 100
Virtual Console (Nintendo) / Wii

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

August 27th, 2007 (9 years ago)
Rated: 89 / 100
Wii

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

November 15th, 2004 (12 years ago)
Rated: 87 / 100
Wii / Nintendo GameCube

Donkey Kong Country Returns

November 21st, 2010 (6 years ago)
Rated: 86 / 100
Wii / Nintendo 3DS

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

February 13th, 2014 (3 years ago)
Rated: 81 / 100
Wii U
Academic

Mapping Metroid: Narrative, Space, and Other M ()

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