Retro on Potential 3D Donkey Kong and Metroid Influence

By Jorge Ba-oh 08.01.2014 3

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In the latest issue of UK magazine GamesTM, Retro Studios president Michael Kelbaugh discussed development of the latest Donkey Kong Country.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was the topic of the day, as Kelbaugh revealed that lessons learned on "Metroid Prime were directly applied" to the Donkey Kong games, revealing that the Metroid Prime engine was used as a basis to develop Returns.

The producer of Tropical Freeze, Kensuke Tanabe, also chipped into the discussion, noting how "maybe the Donkey Kong series over time will also feature both 2D and 3D", using Super Mario Bros as a comparison.

Do you think Donkey Kong Country could work with both traditional 2D and 3D elements like in Donkey Kong 64?

User Poll: Could Donkey Kong Country Work in 2D and 3D?

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Darkflame (guest) 09.01.2014#1

I'd rather they be given a new IP to work on; And no more platformers.
Nintendo has enough platform games right now - they need other things.

That said, of course, DK works in 2D and 3D.
Just as long as we get the DK rap back.....

teknik (guest) 12.01.2014#2

Nintendo is a platformer's console, the more the better. They absolutly should not stop chruning out these epic, challenging platforming games. I've played them for 30 years and still love them.

I don't want my Nintendo machine to offer the same experiences I find on my other gaming systems.

Can't wait for this one, these games are tough.  Far more death in DK Country than in a Souls game..

Kaihaku (guest) 15.01.2014#3

Honestly, I'd like to see Donkey Kong take a three prong path; the Donkey Kong Country sidescrolling platformer, a 3D platformer, and the classic puzzle based platformer that's currently relegated to handhelds.

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