"He's finally back, to kick some tail."

#1 Posted by Steve_C (1757 posts) -

...or how Retro is bringing DK back, at least that's how the rumour goes.
 
IGN with the original story.
 
I did see this on GAF though, which made me incredibly excited. It's an insane idea, but it somehow seems to make so much sense. Retro did amazing work bringing Metroid back, with Prime 1 being among the finest games of last gen. They haven't released anything substantial since Prime 3 in 2007. It's also being somewhat validated by a 'Retro insider' on GAF who apparently broke MP: Trilogy before it was ever announced.
 
I'm secretly hoping for a follow-up to DK 64. My cousin's place was always the Nintendo household back in the day, while we were mainly Sega and subsequently Playstation. I remember putting in some serious time on the SNES and then the N64. I was hooked on that game everytime I visited for a long period, while I couldn't get into Mario 64 and it passed me by. Later I played DK Country on the Game Boy Color, but the 2D games never grabbed me in the same way, and the recent ones on the Gamecube didn't seem interesting either.
 
Of course that will never happen though, and the gameplay probably doesn't hold up any more. Given the Retro treatment however, it could end up going in some weird/amazing direction, the prospect of which excites me even more.

So what do you guys think? Excited? Stupid idea? Donkey Kong Country for life?

I think i'll have this song on repeat until tuesday.
 

#2 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4981 posts) -

Can they really say HELL??? Oh mah gawd!

#3 Posted by JeffGoldblum (3710 posts) -

I'm looking forward to playing a darker first person donkey kong.

#4 Posted by Melvargh (508 posts) -

A DK64 sequel would be sick. I spent about 90 hours on it back when it came out, and would love another one.
I think Retro has proven they know how to revive a series.

#5 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

I would love Donkey Kong to come back.

#6 Posted by TheMasterDS (2122 posts) -

DK was best in the hands of western developers, and I can think of no Nintendo focused western studio more capable than Retro to bring back one of my favorite franchises.

#7 Posted by Blair (2525 posts) -

The only Donkey Kong game I want is a new 2D Donkey Kong Country game.

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#8 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5289 posts) -

Yes please! DK64 revisited would be amazing!

#9 Posted by jakob187 (21732 posts) -

I didn't like Donkey Kong 64.  Now, something like Donkey Kong Country?  I'd be down for that.

#10 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

Can we take anything IGN states as a rumor seriously?  It's exactly this kind of thing that IGN often posts and turns out to be completely false.
 
Retro Studios + Donkey Kong today seems weird, but it's possible.

#11 Posted by TheMasterDS (2122 posts) -
@Diamond: It's been confirmed by some guy on NeoGAF who I am told is more credible than IGN.
#12 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

Never cared for Donkey Kong post-Donkey Kong Country. Even it's sequels didn't really interest me. He's really not that great of a character, actually. I mean, what's so great about him? He's a gorilla, he wears a tie, and eats bananas. I'd rather see Nintendo do something new, after all, RARE aren't going to be making this game.

#13 Posted by Bucketdeth (8044 posts) -

I loved DK64 and the Country series, if Retro can make something like either I would be very happy.

#14 Posted by Steve_C (1757 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:

" Never cared for Donkey Kong post-Donkey Kong Country. Even it's sequels didn't really interest me. He's really not that great of a character, actually. I mean, what's so great about him? He's a gorilla, he wears a tie, and eats bananas. I'd rather see Nintendo do something new, after all, RARE aren't going to be making this game. "

All Nintendo mascots seem pretty shallow and uninteresting as far as their character goes, but it doesn't prevent amazing games from being made. 
 
As much as i'd also appreciate something new from them, Nintendo has too many franchises that have yet to be brought to the Wii like F-Zero, Starfox, and Kirby. I suppose the DK games have never consistently shared characteristics, so there isn't any defined idea of a 'DK game' like there is with a 'Mario game'. Still, this could be the game to do it.
 
Like I said, I haven't been interested in Donkey Kong since the N64, so i'm all for him having another spin at any rate. I remain excited for now, at least until we see something from Retro, who I have faith in. That's all assuming this rumour does turn out to be true, and even then, it might not show at E3.
#15 Posted by Tebbit (4480 posts) -

I miss DK. But I miss Rare more!

#16 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -

Can't wait to hold up a bank with a Coconut gun

#17 Posted by JJOR64 (19051 posts) -

HURRY UP E3 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

#18 Posted by jakob187 (21732 posts) -
@TheMasterDS said:
" @Diamond: It's been confirmed by some guy on NeoGAF who I am told is more credible than IGN. "
So who the fuck is this "HAL_Laboratory" guy to know better than IGN? 
 
In development since early 2006?  Really?
#19 Posted by Brodehouse (10107 posts) -

So this is the Donkey Kong RTS?  I have to creep to get ground pound for my hero unit, and tech up to advanced power plant?
 
Aw dammit, insufficient bananas. 

#20 Posted by Vonocourt (2160 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
" Can they really say HELL??? Oh mah gawd! "
That rap was what made that game for me back when I was nine, looking back, man is it terrible.
#21 Posted by Symphony (1912 posts) -

Here's hoping it's a sequel to the classic Donkey Kong Jr. Math. I've been waiting for such a game for over 20 years!
 
 

#22 Posted by TheMasterDS (2122 posts) -
@jakob187: From reading the thread it would appear that he is a Retro insider who foretold the announcement of Metroid Trilogy previously.
#23 Posted by august (3861 posts) -

Let's keep in mind that the three top dudes at Retro left to form their own studio after Prime 3.  
 
Also, I can't imagine anyone doing anything with Donkey Kong that measures up to exploring crazy-awesome sci-fi worlds with Samus.

#24 Posted by Hailinel (25203 posts) -

I can see the tutorial now:
 
"Hold Z to scan for bananas."
 
"Press B to fix your necktie."
 
"Shake the Wii Remote to 'Ook-ook.'"

#25 Posted by Steve_C (1757 posts) -

So there we have it, 'Donkey Kong Country Returns'. Officially official.
 
The 2D Donkey Kong games haven't grabbed me in the past, but this looked surprisingly awesome. There were some great moments of flair with the art direction which really made it. Looks to be a lot of fun.

#26 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -
@Blair said:
" The only Donkey Kong game I want is a new 2D Donkey Kong Country game. "
Actually in the trailer there seemed to be 2D platforming there so you may somewhat get your wish.

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