Jan 31st, 2014


It would appear Retro Studios is on the prowl for some AI programmers. This is according to a tweet by the game journalist DeSero, who had this to say about the job position:


The good news is that Retro is hiring more staff in order to produce games quicker, and hopefully with better quality. The bad news is that they’re still in the hiring stage. Another good assumption is that it’s for a game that has a bit more complexity than Donkey Kong, as most AI used in that game is probably about position on the screen and movement patterns.

Do you think Retro is getting more staff together for the (hopefully) inevitable Metroid game for Wii U, or are they prepping for the announcement of Funky Kong?

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  • Feels good to write an article again! 😀

  • Marcel Kleine

    Damn, I’ll learn AI game programming at school later this year

  • Josiah Parsons

    Advanced AI could make for an epic Metroid, you know…

    • Hopefully for the kind of multiplayer that Hunters had. Played that for hours…

      • Josiah Parsons

        Totally! I played hunters download play with my friends and man was that epic!

        • Online play was really fun too!

  • Hopper200456

    I (Metroid) am (Metroid) really (Metroid) interested (Metroid) in (Metroid) seeing (Metroid) what (Metroid) new (Metroid) series (Metroid) they (Metroid) could (Metroid) come (Metroid) up (Metroid) with.


    • You’re really set on a Starfox game, aren’t you?

      • Hopper200456

        It’s really the only game I Metroid.

        I mean want.

        • I feel like you’re just sitting at home with a metroid sucking on your head, making you type that XD

          • Hopper200456

            what no I am a person just like you trust me

          • suuure… *readies freeze ray*

          • Did you legit make that picture for this conversation? You win so many points

          • Hopper200456

            Haha, thanks. And yes, I did xP

          • Zackary Bruley

            o…mg, so must win!

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Star Fit U

        • Hopper200456

          “The Andross” NEEDS to be an exercise move.

          “alright everybody, do the barrel roll!”

          “feel the burn!”

          • Shigeru Miyamoto

            Miyamoto approves.

        • Squid

          Startrop-oid Fox the return of K.K. Slider.

    • HSN1

      Might be something original, I know they’d make it good.
      Even if it isn’t what fans expect, I will support them.
      Too many studios are completely money-driven.
      Retro isn’t one of them, they are gamers who have fun making games.
      Over the last decades we have seen this studio become what it is today.
      I praise Nintendo for making them develop their potential.
      Do what you want, Retro, not what everyone wants you to do.
      Please make that game and surprise us once again.
      Let’s see them do something great once again.
      Electrify us with the best game you can make.
      And don’t forget to have fun making it.
      Soon we will know what adventure they will put us in.
      Establish new standards and live gloriously and happily.

      • Hopper200456

        I agree completely. I have loved Retro for a long time. They’re the new Rare for me. And while I wasn’t hoping for a new Donkey Kong, I know that Tropical Freeze is going to be a great game, and I’m gonna try it out.

    • JB

      So, what game is on your Retro wishlist? It’s hard for me to read between the lines…

      • just read the lines then XD

    • Dark-Link73

      I see that your allergies are acting up again huh? 😉

      • Hopper200456

        Yeah… when ever I hear the name Retro I get a bad case of the Metroids. It’s a very Metroid condition. 🙁

    • Mario

      Too many Metroids in that post. Don’t you think?

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Cranky Fit U. Thats the disappointing shit we will see. And you know it.

  • Funky kong with good ai would be awesome.

  • With all the indie studios Nintendo is acquiring, and all the hiring postings by Monolith Soft and Retro, it’s clear Nintendo is ramping up for one helluva 2014 (and 2015?).
    My anticipation for DKC:TF is also growing by the minute!

  • long_dong_donkey_kong

    As with everything on the internet, this is the best/worst news in the world.

    • why the worst, might I ask?

      • long_dong_donkey_kong

        Just the hyperbolic reaction of internet communities, nothing more. I personally think it means new Metroid which would be the best. It would be the worst if it means Retro is working on a new game using the Vitality Sensor (or whatever Nintendo’s quality of life initiatives are).

  • mojack411

    Naw man, you know how much AI programming is required for Cranky Kong’s beard? That thing is the most complex piece of programming to have ever desecrated the lands!

    *Ahem, joking aside >>>>>>>>>>>> Metroid.
    Make it happen.

    • XD Cranky Kongs beard has its own AI!!! ITS ALIIIIIVE

  • a fucking DK AGAIN? Must be FUNKY Cranky Kong or maybe I’ll be the new star in the gaming world? Samus had her share now give me some love Retro, I demand it, or perhaps I should put you on my most wanted, err hunted list? hint hint.

    O well if you plan to give Samus some more love then atleast let me be part of it, that’s the least I deserve, albeit in only a 20 seconds video shot in the end…, or a Metroid tries to suck my brains out… I don’t care just give me my 30 seconds on screen video time at the least…

  • Shinigami King

    This article and all these comments make me incredibly happy! 😀

    Welcome back Zorpix

  • Donaald

    They have been hiring many people recently, I wonder what are they planning.

  • shaun

    Obviously: “New” Paper Boy HD staring Samus

  • Jon

    Interesting, they were hiring two weeks ago as well. You guys even made an article.


  • Sam Wagner

    Nice article!

  • matthew garcia

    To bad we wont see this game for 2 or 3 years. Nintendo should have had this planned out before wii u launched. There poor 1st party developers are probably workin like slaves right now

  • Nintengoth

    All I want is a new Metroid! I love the franchise so much its my fave Ninty thing :D… I would also love it if they made a new Starfox tho or a new F-Zero ;P

  • justin476

    Man I love retro. They are nintendos naughty dog. Tropical freeze looks incredible.

  • Skelterz

    There working on Donkey kong metroid freeze.

    • Squid

      I’m looking forward to Super Link, the giant Pikmin returns to Bowser’s house.

  • paulthevgking

    they confirmed their making donkey kong: another fucking adventure with donkey, funky, cranky, diddie, dixie, reggie, and obama as playable characters.


      I heard they were using Romney as a playable character called honky kong.

  • Leo

    Donkey Prime and Metroid Country.

  • Virus6

    DeSero seems a little butthurt about a new DK game. It’s not like we’ve have more than these two in a decade >_>

    • Zanzama

      yet people didn’t complain about “reptitiveness” or “Nintendo playing it safe” when Metroid Prime 2, Metroid Prime Hunters, Metroid Prime 3 and Metroid Prime Pinball followed after Prime… strange, isn’t it?

  • Rafael Bernal Cantaluppi

    I love Fucking donkey kong jokes!

  • Stephen Davis

    Old news. This is like almost a week old news.

  • Tom Greene

    Better be Metroid…or Nintendo is done

    • Squid

      Super Starfox 128

  • Marlon Frijters

    Retro?! No Johns!!! Metroid!!

  • blindtiger

    i dont get the meaning of this tweet… is it really for another dk game? if its a joke why did he say it like that? why did he use the word “f***ing”? is he upset about something? to me it sounds like he is being forced to make another dk game and he is pissed about it… but then again im not on twitter. maybe i just dont get internet speak.

    anyway, i hope im wrong and its a metroid fps with online multiplayer.

    • Vile-Okami

      He’s making fun of all the people that are pissed off they made a second DK game.

  • Enumerating Wishes

    So this new DK game is going to open world like Donkey Kong 64? You need more complex AI to move in a 3D plane so that would make sense.

    Just kidding, though I’m intrigued to see what they have up their socks.

    • C4

      Hmm… If done right I’m not against a 3D DK or even StarFox in 3D Metroid / Zelda style.

      I think Retro shouldn’t work on another platformer though, at least for some time. If they want DK 3D why not make it like Mario 3D World with DK characters and environments?

  • NkoSekirei

    im hoping their working on the next metroid prime game that be so epic

  • Skelterz

    I wrote a poem for sony.
    Sony sony show me your games.
    sony sony they look the same .
    sony sony you gave us drive club for free.
    sony sony its in 720p….
    sony sony you don’t have a clue
    sony sony i’m playing Wii U.

    • triplegamer3K .

      Good!Now do one the xbox 1!

      • Skelterz

        Xbox one what have you done
        we all know halo is too far gone.
        xbox one your frames are lagging
        we all know pachter and gates are shagging
        xbox one times are a changing
        this is the age of dual screen gaming.

        your support will bring more poems.

        • LordYukYuk

          You are a fine bard, my friend.

          • Skelterz

            Thank You Kind Sir Your Words Shall Motivate Me To Utter My Art For Generations To Come.

          • triplegamer3K .

            Nintendo should make you their advertising department.

          • Skelterz

            That’s literally amazing thank you haha i will make another poem later on if you give me a game or a console i’ll do my best to write about it.

          • triplegamer3K .

            PS Vita?

  • lonewolf

    They are probably creating their own ip. who else likes that? Don’t worry about Metroid their second division were creating it for some time now we should see it in either e3 or some of tge several nintendo directs.

  • Angel Lopez

    metroid metroid metroid metroid metroid metroid metroid metroid metroid metroid metroid METROID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Blugrave

    Speaking of Metroid, have you guys seen the kickstarter for the game ReVeN? It’s dope! The music is really good too, that’s what sold it for me. Check it out!

    • Blugrave

      Were 1.5k Away!

  • Skelterz

    Xbox one what have you done
    we all know halo is too far gone.
    xbox one your frames are lagging
    we all know pachter and gates are shagging
    xbox one times are a changing
    this is the age of dual screen gaming.

    your support will bring more poems

  • Will W

    You could Say TF is the third in the series, if you consider the 3DS remake a second…

  • akv212

    The internet will explode if we finally get that Metroid game that we have all been waiting for! 😀

  • SP-937-215

    I would rather have a new Eternal Darkness. Imagine the kind of experience they could craft with the Wii U hardware.

  • Donaald

    They should hire the former director from Epic Games.