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…

    2002
    Metroid Prime™ (Nintendo GameCube™)
    2004
    Metroid Prime 2 Echoes (Nintendo GameCube)
    2007
    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii™)
    2009
    Metroid Prime: Trilogy (Wii)
    2010
    Donkey Kong Country™ Returns (Wii)
    2011
    Mario Kart™ 7 (Nintendo 3DS™)
    2013
    Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo 3DS)
    2014
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U™)
    2018
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch™)

    More to come!

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