Austin-based Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze developer Retro Studios is working on a new Wii U title, Nintendo has confimed. In a recent interview with Gamespot, studio president and CEO Michael Kelbaugh said that despite the bad rap Nintendo's console has gotten among many in the industry, Retro loves working with for the platform.

"Unfortunately, the perception is that it's not a very powerful machine," Kelbaugh said in the interview, speaking about the Wii U. "That's just not true. It's a powerhouse. It's more than adequate to make great games on."

Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe also recently confirmed that Retro Studios is working on a new game, though did not elaborate. Retro, who handled last-gen's excellent Metroid Prime trilogy for the Wii before moving on the Donkey Kong Country Returns, has been rumored to be working on either a new Metroid title or a Zelda entry for Nintendo's HD system.

Kelbaugh is not hinting one way or another at what the game might be.

"We love working with Donkey Kong. It's a great character. It's a lot of fun. We love working with Metroid Prime, with Mario Kart; those are fun, fun games to work on. So, you know, you can't lose," he said. "Every one of those IPs have been a lot of fun to play with and work on and [we'd] love to come back to them sometime."

[Via Gamespot]