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If you’re expecting Nintendo to deliver a quick and dirty sequel to last year’s hit Donkey Kong Country Returns, you might want to scale back your expectations. For one, Retro Studio’s president and CEO Michael Kelbaugh told us that making a platformer was a lot more work than he expected. But more importantly, we’ve been told that Nintendo has no plans to make a sequel at this time.
In a recent interview, Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe told us that Retro approached Nintendo wanting to work on a new Donkey Kong game over five years ago, but the publisher turned them down. A couple years later, when Nintendo felt it was time to make another DK game, it went back to Retro to see if they were still interested. While the game turned out for the best in the end, Nintendo hasn’t started thinking about a sequel yet. However, “I wasn’t even thinking about doing a sequel for Metroid Prime until Retro showed me the last scene in the game, which was near the end of development. I wouldn’t say we won’t do a sequel [for Donkey Kong Country Returns], but we don’t have anything planned at this time.”
There you have it. Make a wish upon a star or whatever you feel like you have to do. We’ll likely see another DK game eventually. The question is: how long will we have to wait?
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That's ok. Just as long as they don't follow the plan and make 2 more dk country games.. lol
Well Retro has to be working on something right now... I'd love to see a new IP from them, but I'm guessing that I will see this sequel before then.
My wish for Retro Studios is to see them make a new Metroid for 3DS or a completely original title, and a potentially new franchise.
That's a little disheartening, DKCR is a masterpiece as far as I'm concerned. Atleast they haven't completely ruled out a sequel though, so I will keep on hoping.
Aw! I really liked the game. Oh well, hope they come out with something new though.
I'd love to see a new IP.
Oh hey, a shooting star outside...
Retro is a great company, and with the name "retro" I'm expecting them to go back and take another classic nintendo franchise that needs a revival(I have my fingers crossed for Starfox, F-Zero, or something of that nature) and bring it to life on the wii or 3Ds. Well here's to hoping whatever they do is just as amazing as DKCR.
Think its actually pretty decent, we don't have 2 see so much of the same game...*looks at call of duty* but I do believe that Retro should be working on an original IP, they've had an extraordinary track record, and should at least be given that honor
Well I waited 14 years for DKCR after DKC3 so this doesn't bother me too much.
That's a shame... definitely one of my fav games on the Wii... But at least it doesn't sound like all hope is lost with a possible sequel. I'll keep a look out...
Well, when they do, better believe I getting it. DKCR was outstanding and knowing Nintendo if a game is well received by the gamers its bound to get a sequel.