The most famous ape in video games could wake up from his slumber very soon. As state sources of Nintendo Life, along with other industry insiders, according to a rumor, Donkey Kong will soon return to Nintendo Switch. Or for the first time, if we consider that it has not yet had exclusive releases on the current console. However, it is important to remember that insider rumors are not always true .
Donkey Kong is Nintendo living history. As the protagonist (and antagonist) of his first video game, it was Mario who got most of the attention and success throughout the decades. However, his appearances, although more rare, have always been the most forceful. Now, seven years after its last release, a rumor arises that Nintendo EPD, the team that worked on Super Mario Odyssey, is currently working on a new title starring Donkey Kong.
Nintendo has its current console on the crest of the wave. Recent Nintendo Switch sales data, both in hardware and software, reflect that they have risen strongly from the bump that WiiU suffered, along with its multitude of untapped quality exclusives. One of these exclusives, in fact, was Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, a title released in 2014 on a console with less audience, and later ported to Nintendo Switch, where it managed to double its units sold.
What would this supposed Donkey Kong title look like?
Considering what has been seen, it seems that there are certain elements that coincide between the sources, such as in the authorship of the video game, or that it will be a separate delivery from the Country. There are also coincidences with the return of other characters such as Diddy Kong, Cranky Kong or the Kremlings. The doubts would be in the style of the game that it will be, since EPD has worked on 3D very successfully within the limits of Nintendo Switch, but the sources disagree with whether it is going to be a typical 3D game, and it may also be a 2D mechanics title.
In addition to Nintendo Life, both the Zippo leaker and LonelyGoomba youtuber support this rumor. However, sticking to the absence of evidence and without official data, we must take this type of rumor with tweezers. Truly, a Donkey Kong title would suit the Nintendo Switch very well, but there are several flagship games already announced that we do not know when they will be released. Could a new Donkey Kong appear in two years? If the rumors are true, it is possible. But we will have to wait.