Rumor: Retro Studios working on Donkey Kong title

Monday, 14th June 2010 15:16 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Somehow we missed this the other day, but it looks like there’s another rumor to add to the growing list of possible announcements at E3 this week.

This one is all about the Gorilla.

According to IGN, rumors are rampant that Nintendo’s Retro Studios are working on a Donkey Kong title for Wii.

The last project the studio released was the Metroid Prime Trilogy, and last year, the studio told IGN that its next title was something we’d be “very excited” over once it was revealed.

Whether or not the rumor is true, we’ll surely find out if there is a new Donkey Kong on the horizon during Nintendo’s press conference Tuesday, June 15 at 9.00am PST/12.00pm EST.

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  1. onlineatron

    I want this

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    It’ll be interesting to see what they can do with DK to stop me from loathing him with a vengeance. The original arcade games were great, but the SNES games (and all the others that followed) were fucking hateful.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Raining_Upwards

    @2 That is quite some venom you have. But I do have to ask; what the fuck is/was wrong with DKC in your opinion?

    #3 5 years ago
  4. onlineatron

    More so, what was wrong with DK64?!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    The SNES games were pretty much all about the graphics. Everyone WOWed about those at the time without seeming to realise that the games themselves were really quite rubbish. The handheld versions – same.

    Add this to the fact that RARE’s revamp of the characters was just awful and you’ve got more than enough for me to moan about. :-)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. mington

    DK’s a cunt

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Raining_Upwards

    @5 Fair enough dude, each to their own.

    @6 Cheers for the inspired input bud :)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. mington

    One, one plus two is three, can’t we get along?
    You bring it on, The Monkey Kong
    It’s just a name, they got it wrong

    Every second, every day, every minute that you waste
    You’re not every thing you seem
    Keep on fighting for the right
    Keep it rocking every night
    That’s exactly what I mean
    It’s all gone wrong, they called it Monkey Kong

    #8 5 years ago
  9. onlineatron

    Mington’s having a relapse people… get the adrenalin shot!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. theevilaires

    BLERK WTF?! are you serious? DKC sucked?!… I can’t feel my legs after that comment now. No wonder you still don’t own a PS3…You can’t recognize greatness when you see it.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. mington

    :D i think i’m a little overexcited

    ‘A’ fucking rule!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Blerk

    I’d actually forgotten about DK64, so I’ll let that one off. Mainly because I don’t recall ever seeing it in action, never mind playing it.

    It still featured the same RAREified characters though, so most likely it was a turd. :-D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Blerk

    Actually, maybe it isn’t DK at all – maybe it’s RARE? I’ve just looked up pictures of DK64 on the ‘net and they remind me of Banjo Kazooie, another game that makes me want to kill people.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Raining_Upwards

    @13 Not a big fan of Rare’s doe-eyed cutie designs I take it?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. onlineatron

    But what about ‘Kinect Sports’?!

    Surely that restores your faith in RARE?

    #15 5 years ago
  16. mington

    i enjoyed BK back in the day

    maybe it’s not RARE but your childhood that you hate? lets ask Doctor Phil ;)

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Blerk

    #17 5 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    Wow Blerk this is the most hostile I have ever seen you….if you wanna talk about something that’s bothering you just chat with me over XBL

    #18 5 years ago
  19. onlineatron

    Therapy for Blerk!

    My favourite pastime.

    Is it that you weren’t hugged enough as a child?… Or that a giant monkey by the name of ‘Honky Slchong’ ravaged your play ground at the age of 5?.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. theevilaires

    I think someone beat him up and stole every copy of DK he purchased ever and now he hates those games :D

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Blerk

    glol at ‘Honky Schlong’. :-D

    #21 5 years ago

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