Welcome to Retro Studios

Retro Studios is a game development studio based in Austin, Texas. We pride ourselves on delivering unique, customized experiences in our games and in our studio.

If you’re passionate about quality, about being part of a creative culture, and about Nintendo, you’re already one step closer to becoming a part of Retro Studios.

Who we are

Get to know Retro

Award-Winning Games

We’ve brought our quality and unique style to the Metroid™, Donkey Kong™, and Mario Kart™ franchises.

Founded in 1998

Retro Studios has been producing award-winning titles with its partner and parent company, Nintendo, for over two decades.

A Local and Global Family

Being a Retro employee means everything from team breakfasts and picnics to collaborating with our Japanese partners, often all at once!

Based in Austin, Texas

Set in the heart of central Texas, Austin has something for everyone: amazing live music, the majestic Hill Country, and a wide variety of cuisine and culture.

Powered by Teamwork

History has shown us that we can accomplish great things together. Everyone brings their strengths, creativity, and respect to the team and to our work.

What we do

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    What we create

    We’ve had the privilege of working on great franchises.
    Check out the games we’ve made…

    Metroid Prime Remastered (Nintendo Switch™)
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch™)
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U™)
    Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
    Mario Kart™ 7 (Nintendo 3DS™)
    Donkey Kong Country™ Returns (Wii)
    Metroid Prime: Trilogy (Wii)
    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii™)
    Metroid Prime 2 Echoes (Nintendo GameCube)
    Metroid Prime™ (Nintendo GameCube™)

    More to come!

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