A New Donkey Kong Game Might Be In The Works At Nintendo

New Donkey Kong Game Might Be In The Works at Nintendo

Nintendo has a number of standout titles on their portable Switch console, with Splatoon 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and the recent release of Super Mario Odyssey taking the cake in popularity. We also have a new Metroid Prime game to look forward to in the foreseeable future, but that might not be the only Nintendo franchise making a return. According to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, a new new Donkey Kong game may also be in the cards.

In an interview with Time, Fils-Aime spoke about the success of the Switch and also about the exciting lineup of games on the system. When asked about what brought about the re-imagined gameplay of Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Nintendo president responded by acknowledging these new-gen games’ “dramatic departure,” while also subtly name-dropping a potential “Donkey Kong experience.”

With Odyssey, we have had other sandbox experiences for Mario in the past: Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. What’s different here is the breadth of kingdoms, the Cappy mechanic, and so yes a departure, but maybe not as radical. But with the mentality of creating an experience that the player says, ‘Wow, I’ve never done that before with a Mario game.’ That’s what we try to do. Whether it’s with a Metroid experience or a Donkey Kong experience, we’re constantly looking to push the envelope on the IP versus doing sequential small iterations with a particular franchise.”

New Donkey Kong Game Might Be In The Works at Nintendo

In all fairness, this reference could just be a random DK shout-out by Reggie. After all, Nintendo was built on the success of the original Donkey Kong arcade game, making the franchise a very important name in the company. On the other hand, we haven’t had a proper new Donkey Kong game since Tropical Freeze on the Wii U, making our favorite tie-wearing primate’s next adventure long overdue.

What do you think? Is a new Donkey Kong game indeed on the horizon, or are we looking too much into this? Let us now in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more Nintendo news from recent weeks, check out these next few stories below:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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