Actually, it's the second Party developer Retro studios, but it's still classed as a Nintendo Franchise because Samus and the Metroids (sounds like a band) are property of Nintendo.Originally Posted by NeMeZyZ
EDIT: Actually, I've found that Nintendo owns exclusivity to Retro Studios making it a First Party game.
SourceOriginally Posted by wikipedia
Interestingly, they're Retro Studios have only ever done Metroid Prime series. Their other titles got axed in favour of Metroid.
But ye, I hope they have Red Steel sorted out for the release. It won't look good if Nintendo's biggest Third Party title is drastically sub-par.Originally Posted by wikipedia