According to Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Retro Studios, creator of the Donkey Kong Country Returns, are both working on “fantastic projects” for Wii U and we may be learning more about them “in all likelihood during E3″ depending on their progress.
Speaking with Geoff Keighley during the latest episode of Gametrailers TV, Nintendo boss Fils-Aime had only good things to say, but was cautious about revealing too many details:
“I could get myself fired by breaking all of the news right here on your show… 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,” he said. “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.”
In a recent interview with Joystiq, Miyamoto said that he’s been having trouble working on his own ideas considering the multiple roles he now fills at Nintendo, but these comments by Fils-Aime may hint that he’s finally getting a chance to focus. Retro Studios on the other hand has been rumored to be working on a Wii U Zelda game for quite some time. Could these be the “big games” Reggie Fils-Aime is referring to? It looks like we’ll just have to wait and see.