Retro Studios, though not very open about anything as of late, proved themselves successful in co-developing classic Nintendo franchises, with Metroid Prime, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Mario Kart 7.
This makes them sound oddly similar to what Rare was like back in the 90s. It helps that Metroid Prime feels like the successor to Perfect Dark (sci-fi FPS with badass female main character), and Donkey Kong Country getting two new entries in the early 2010s, while feeling very much like the original trilogy.
However, I feel that Retro Studios has yet to fully replace old Rare. To do so they would have to successfully make Nintendo-based successors to Rare's other classic Nintendo games; Killer Instinct, BattleToads, GoldenEye, Diddy Kong Racing and Banjo-Kazooie (Mario Odyssey notwithstanding).
Do you feel Retro Studios has replaced Rare?