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Rumor The Next Donkey Kong Is Being Developed By The Super Mario Odyssey Team

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There are rumours that Nintendo is looking to resurrect the series by bringing it in-house, with development currently underway at Nintendo EPD, the team responsible for Super Mario Odyssey.

YouTuber LonelyGoomba has mentioned the rumour in passing on social media and other sources have also discussed it, but Nintendo Life can confirm that it has heard the same rumour from an independent (and very trusted) source, which would appear to lend this report some degree of legitimacy. However, our source claims that the game will be 2D (or 2.5D, if you prefer) and not 3D.

This rumour is also backed up by recent comments made by leaker Zippo:

It's the big ape's 40th anniversary, and while I'm not sure how Nintendo is celebrating the occasion, there is a new 2D DK game being developed by EPD Tokyo. Retro is obviously busy with other things, so Nintendo has taken it upon themselves to bring DK back in as internal series. Don't expect the "Country" moniker to return, as EPD Tokyo are not interested in making a sequel to games they didn't make. Diddy, Cranky and the Kremling Krew should all be returning in this installment. It sounds like this game is launching before the end of the year. An E3 announcement seems very likely.
 

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Hopefully they keep it more platforming focused than Odyssey. But aside from that this should be great.
 

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Ehhhhhh.

That is my initial reaction to Nintendo attempting to ressurect an already very successful IP (DKC). Put simply, Nintendo doesn't handle Donkey Kong Country in-house, and when they work with Donkey Kong it's almost never anything remotely resembling DKC. I lamented the lack of DKC for GameCube when, instead, Nintendo decided to make Donkey Konga...

Expect this will be more a novelty style of game than a rich long fulfilling adventure for Donkey Kong.
 

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Very interesting! But 2D game? When is DK going full 3D again? still hyped to see where this goes.
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New DK+Breath of the Wild 2+Metroid V +Bayonetta 3(lol) +Resident Evil OUTRAGE(🤞) would make this the greatest E3/Direct in a long time 😁
 
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Tropical freeze was :messenger_ok:
 

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Tropical freeze was so good, wanted to bang my head on the wall a couple of times

I’d love a 3D donkey Kong game tbh
 

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Don't expect the "Country" moniker to return, as EPD Tokyo are not interested in making a sequel to games they didn't make.

Diddy, Cranky and the Kremling Krew should all be returning in this installment.

This confuses me a bit. They don't want to make a sequel to games they didn't make, but they are using characters that were explicitly created in said games?

Anways, I'm always happy to see DK get some love, so I hope this turns out great!

 

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This would be a dream come true for me. Donkey Kong is probably my favorite Nintendo character.
 

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Make it more like DKC series on snes and less like that sheit on the wii and wiiu
What the actual fuck are you even talking about? Go play Tropical Freeze and then come back here and post. The Wii game lacked the soul of the series, but the Wii U game is a perfect successor to the trilogy.
 

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Nintendo is all just rumors these days, their little 15-20 minute events are so shit filled with trash nobody cares anymore.

I hope during E3 or TGS or sometime this summer they put out ACTUAL INFORMATION about at least ONE GOOD GAME that Switch players can look forward to with an ACTUAL FUCKING DATE on it.
 
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What the actual fuck are you even talking about? Go play Tropical Freeze and then come back here and post. The Wii game lacked the soul of the series, but the Wii U game is a perfect successor to the trilogy.
Go wash your fucking mouth before you spew that shit.

the wii u version was like distilled shit
Still shit only more concentrated.
That fucking game made me sell my wii u
As i had given up all hope
 

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DK64 2 finally? I mean, not that that was a very good game (I liked it though), but a GOOD 3D DK could be pretty sweet.

Edit: Didn't read. 2D. Oh well.
 
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Go wash your fucking mouth before you spew that shit.

the wii u version was like distilled shit
Still shit only more concentrated.
That fucking game made me sell my wii u
As i had given up all hope
I dind't take to Tropical Freeze at first but then it became my favourite version. The level design is incredible in it.

What didn't you like about it?
 
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Let them do it! They were responsible for jungle beat which is low key one of the best dk games
This is what I came here to say. They basically got their start making Jungle Beat. That game is so damn underrated.

If that's the case does that mean they have another team working on a new 3D mario?
 
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I dind't take to Tropical Freeze at first but then it became my favourite version. The level design is incredible in it.

What didn't you like about it?
the enemy design. Levels felt off. I really disliked most bosses. just and overal shadow of the OG,

i hate tropical freeze as much as i hate mario 3d world.
it's cooky cutter ubisoft chow,
 
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I dind't take to Tropical Freeze at first but then it became my favourite version. The level design is incredible in it.

What didn't you like about it?

Going on what Spukc wrote, I'd say hemorrhoids is his problem.

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I'm looking forward to see what the Odyssey team brings to the table. Every developer has their own physics and view on gameplay so it'll be interesting.
 

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Super mario oddessy sucked, but I love donkey kong. Hope it's true, and that oddessy team steps the game up, either way I'm hyped just to see more dk and apes.
Edit: 2D 🤮 the snes country games peaked 2d platforming, the new 2d games by retro suck. Sad too cuz I fucking loved retro coming off of the Prime trilogy.
Should've just gone 3D, but still somewhat optimistic since it isn't retro
 
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Completing the DKC Returns trilogy with a 3D platformer always kind of made sense. I remember thinking that a Mario Odyssey-type (or even Galaxy-type) approach would work well for Donkey Kong now that Nintendo's learned what NOT to do with DK64.
 

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Nintendo is all just rumors these days, their little 15-20 minute events are so shit filled with trash nobody cares anymore.

I hope during E3 or TGS or sometime this summer they put out ACTUAL INFORMATION about at least ONE GOOD GAME that Switch players can look forward to with an ACTUAL FUCKING DATE on it.
I do agree that they've been too secretive about their H2 lineup, but we have been getting dates for H1 games in their last few presentations.
 
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Hopefullyactually making a Metroid Prime game as opposed to just hiring for one and then sitting around a big table arguing over how to do it.
Sadly, that seems to be what happened before they were put on metroid prime 3. Nothing for five years.
 

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Oh hell yeah.

Worth a shot. Tropical Freeze was excellent but no where near as good as DKC2.

Hoping that they can capture the atmosphere of the trilogy (well, 1/2 specifically). Kremlings too? Let's go.
 
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This and Metroid V are the two Switch games I'm most confident in getting dated for this year.
 

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Super mario oddessy sucked, but I love donkey kong. Hope it's true, and that oddessy team steps the game up, either way I'm hyped just to see more dk and apes.
Edit: 2D 🤮 the snes country games peaked 2d platforming, the new 2d games by retro suck. Sad too cuz I fucking loved retro coming off of the Prime trilogy.
Should've just gone 3D, but still somewhat optimistic since it isn't retro
Curious what you think doesn’t suck? Besides the original DKC trilogy. I think odyssey and the 2D retro titles are great. Not much better modern examples.
 
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A new 3D Donkey Kong platform game, that's exciting. Maybe King. K. Rool will be in that, I like that goofy fella.
 

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Diddy, Cranky and the Kremling Krew should all be returning in this installment

This would be amazing. King K. Rool and his Kremlings need to make a comeback! I really hope this is true.
 
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