Retro Studios

From WE Computers Museum
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Retro Studios
Type Subsidiary of Nintendo
Founded September 21, 1998
Headquarters Austin, Texas, U.S.
Key people Jeff Spangenberg, founder
Industry Video games
Products video games
Number of people undisclosed

Retro Studios is a subsidiary of Nintendo of America.


Retro Studios was founded on September 21, 1998.

It was formed by Nintendo and the video game producer Jeff Spangenberg, who had previously founded Acclaim Studios Austin.

The original intent of the studio was to create games aimed at an older demographic, by creating the Metroid Prime series. They also developed or co-developed entries in Nintendo's family franchises such as the Donkey Kong Country series and Mario Kart series.

Games by Retro Studios owned by WEC Museum

Name Released Platforms Notes
Donkey Kong Country Returns 2010 Wii
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D 2013 3DS