Monday, September 20th, 2021

Rumor: The Super Mario Odyssey team is developing the next King Kong


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Update: The highly respected Donkey Kong fan club DK Vine Has joined our report and added the following information:

It is said that the development of the new “Donkey Kong” game started in 2017 or 2018, when Nintendo decided to return “King Kong” internally for the first time since Nintendo EAD’s “Donkey Kong Jungle”….

I am considered to be this new EPD team, composed of other teams, dedicated to creating the “Donkey Kong” game.

Sorry, I am disappointed, but I don’t have information on 2D/2.5D vs. 3D debate. What kind of game has never been shared with me, it’s just a platform game of some kind. I speculate that my lack of information sources may indicate that this is some kind of hybrid form, not exactly “Donkey Kong Country”, nor a complete 3D platform game. But this is just an assumption, not an actual leak of my source.

It may not have the Country brand, because in addition to some retro-style arcade souvenirs, Donkey Kong Country is now the Donkey Kong brand.


ability [Wed 12th May, 2021 11:30 BST]: Donkey Kong Is one of Nintendo’s oldest video game characters, although many versions of the series have been released in the past few years, Donkey Kong Country with Donkey Kong 64 These are two famous examples-the franchise has been dormant since then Tropical freeze, It debuted on Wii U in 2014 and then ported to Switch in 2018.

However, there are rumors that Nintendo is seeking to resurrect the series by introducing it inside, and the Nintendo EPD team is currently developing the series. Super Mario Odyssey.

YouTuber Lonely Goomba Spread rumors on social media, and other sources Nintendo Life also discussed this, but Nintendo Life can confirm that it has heard the same rumors from an independent (and very trustworthy) source, which seems to make this report legal. However, our sources claim that the game will be 2D (or 2.5D, if you prefer), not 3D.

The leaker’s recent comments also support this rumor. Zippo:

This is the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Great Ape. Although I am not sure how Nintendo will celebrate this event, EPD Tokyo is developing a new 2D DK game. Retro is obviously busy with other things, so Nintendo personally took on the responsibility of bringing DK back to the internal series. Don’t expect the nickname “country” to come back, because EPD Tokyo is not interested in making its own unmade games. Diddy, Cranky and Kremling Krew should all be back in this issue. It sounds like this game was released before the end of this year. The E3 announcement seems very likely.

After releasing arcade games and NES, and after an excellent Game Boy outing, Donkey Kong was entrusted to the British studio Rare in the 90s, which produced three games for SNES. DKC outings were also released on Game Boy and Game Boy Advance at the same time.After Microsoft acquired Rare, Nintendo transferred its property to Retro Studios in Texas, which produced the Wii sequel Donkey Kong country returns And the tropical freezing mentioned above.

Over the years, the Donkey Kong series has derived many derivative products, including Donkey Kong Jungle Jump, Donkey King Kong with Mario and Donkey Kong.