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Nintendo: "Fantastic Projects" On The Way From Miyamoto & Retro Studios

Jonathan Lester
Nintendo, Retro Studios, Shigeru Miyamoto, Wii U

Nintendo: "Fantastic Projects" On The Way From Miyamoto & Retro Studios

The Wii U's launch lineup may be looking healthy, but much of the console's longevity will lie with Nintendo's first party output. According to a suitably coy Reggie Fils-Aime, we'll have some "fantastic projects" to look forward to courtesy of Shigeru Miyamoto and Retro Studios.

"I could get myself fired by breaking all of the news right here on your show," teased Reggie to Gametrailers, "but rest assured Mr. Miyamoto and the team and EAD are working on fantastic projects. Rest assured that Retro is working on a fantastic project."

"We've got big games in development that are coming and will continue to drive the install base of the system. All of that's going to be there."

Miyamoto is doubtlessly putting the finishing touches to Pikmin 3, but we're interested to see what Retro Studios are working on for the Wii U. Rumours suggest that they pitched a Metroid/Star Fox crossover to Nintendo earlier this year (which didn't get any traction), and the developer was responsible for Metroid Prime, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Mario Kart 7.

Apparently we'll find out about these new titles at E3 2013. What do you want to play on Nintendo's new console... or perhaps, what would make you consider buying one?

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RiKx  Sep. 28, 2012 at 15:08

I would have said the consoles longevity was entirely dependent on first party output. That's the only reason for anyone to buy a a Wii U IMHO - not tweaked games you can get to the same quality on existing gen, altered to use a gimmick?

I doubt that many devs are going to produce many Wii U specific titles. The Wii's third party support dried up quicker than me in the 4th week of the month since payday ;)


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