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My E3 2013 most anticipated: Retro Studios' new game

Chandra Nair ponders which franchise will next benefit from the Metroid dev's talent

Days ahead of showtime, CVG has launched its E3 Awards with that all-important 'Most Anticipated' category. You can vote for your most anticipated games of E3 2013 now - with your results directly influencing what we'll cover at the event.


Want to know what we think? Throughout this week we are publishing blogs from writers across CVG, Official PlayStation Magazine, Official Xbox Magazine, Official Nintendo Magazine and GamesMaster to give you their views on the most interesting and coolest prospects.

My E3 Most Anticipated: Retro Studios' next game


by Chandra Nair, editor-in-chief Nintendo Projects

I guess it's the irrepressible Nintendo fanboy in me that does it but the relative commercial failure of the Metroid Prime series just makes me love it even more. Other intergalactic adventures might sell millions more but I'll always have a place in my heart for Samus' first-person dramas.

It goes without saying then, that anything less than a shiny new, HD first-person Metroid game from Retro Studios will be met with disappointment in Chansted (fanboy alert, that's my Animal Crossing town).

What do we know for sure? Not much and in a time when we already know about most of Nintendo's 2013 content that's a good thing. I love a bit of a mystery, me. E3 used to be 95% mystery and 5% certainty. With that stat turned on its head for 2013 I'm lapping up the unknown wherever it dribbles from.


About six months ago Reggie Fils-Aime told us that Retro was working hard on a Wii U title and that we would see it at E3.

Just recently Nintendo's Hiro Yamada teased that he wonders what game it is and that he hopes Nintendo will "introduce it in the not too distant future".

Here we are with a week to go until the game will (supposedly) get announced and we know next to nothing. I love it!

Every time I consider a scenario where it isn't a Metroid game my brain stalls and I need a double expresso to kickstart my emotional reboot. There's just no reality in which Nintendo would ignore Retro's blatant skillset.

Regardless of the individual team members who have come and gone over the years, Retro's remit is obvious, and the only scenario where Samus is given extended shore leave is one where Mr McCloud pulls on the leather gloves.

Mmmmm, white leath... erm, I mean, shiny, orange ladypar... ERM! I'll just end this now. Double expresso time!

Cast your vote for CVG's E3 2013 Most Anticipated Award

Quick vote:

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag | Batman: Arkham Origins | Bayonetta 2 | Beyond: Two Souls | Broken Age | The Bureau: XCOM Declassified | Call of Duty: Ghosts | Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 | Dark Souls 2 | Destiny | Drive Club | The Elder Scrolls Online | The Evil Within | FIFA 14 | Final Fantasy PS4 | Forza Motorsport 5 | Gran Turismo 6 | InFamous: Second Son | Killzone: Shadow Fall | Knack | The Last Guardian | Cyberpunk 2077 | Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD | LEGO Marvel | Mario Kart Wii U | Mario & Luigi | Mario Wii U | Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain | Need for Speed: Rivals | PES 2014 | Pikmin 3 | Pokemon X & Y | Quantum Break | Respawn title (Rumoured: 'Titan') | Saints Row 4 | Retro Studios' new project (rumoured) | Sonic: Lost World | South Park: The Stick of Truth | Splinter Cell: Blacklist | Super Smash Bros. Wii U | Tearaway | Thief | Total War: Rome 2 | Walking Dead Season 2 | Watch Dogs | The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | Wolfenstein: The New Order | The Wonderful 101 | Yarn Yoshi


  • 8.1 

    1: Battlefield 4

  • 8.0 

    2: Watch Dogs

  • 7.2 

    3: Thief

  • 7.0 

    4: Destiny

  • 6.8 

    5: Batman: Arkham Origins

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