Retro Studios

American first-party video game developer and division of Nintendo based in Austin, Texas

Retro Studios is a video game developer and a part of Nintendo. The company was started in 1998. They are most famous for the Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong Country series.

Retro Studios, Inc.
Company typeDivision of Nintendo[1]
IndustryInteractive entertainment
Video game industry
FoundedOctober 1998
FounderJeff Spangenberg
HeadquartersAustin, Texas, United States
Key people
Michael Kelbaugh
Bryan Walker
Tim Little
Vince Joly
ProductsMetroid Prime
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Metroid Prime: Trilogy
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Mario Kart 7
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Number of employees
around 110 (as of March 2013)[2]


  1. "About retro". Retro Studios. Archived from the original on 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2010-09-12.
  2. United States. "Retro Studios Profile". Archived from the original on 2011-02-05. Retrieved 2012-10-31.

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