Metroid Prime Dev Teasing E3 Game Reveal

"Can you dig it?"


Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze developer Retro Studios is teasing a new game announcement for E3.

A cryptic tease was posted on the studio's official Twitter account stating "Can you dig it?" Also included was a link to the Nintendo E3 website.

Given Retro's history with the series, and the intense demand for it, fans are speculating that a new Metroid game from the studio may be announced at E3.

On the one hand, the tease doesn't fit the the Metroid series, but on the other it could be a veiled reference to a new mechanic.

Retro Studios' most recent games have been Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The tease could also be for a third game in that series.

Another speculative guesses--and the one that seems most apt--is a new Drill Dozer, a game previously developed by Pokemon studio Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy Advance.

Nintendo's E3 press conference will take place on June 16. For a complete list of times, check out our E3 press conference schedule.

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