Rumour: Next Donkey Kong could be developed by Super Mario Odyssey team

Nintendo can boast some of the best franchises in the world of video games. Some of them are Super Mario and Donkey Kong and we are going to talk about them today.

This time we get an interesting rumour related to the Donkey Kong saga. Nintendo is reportedly looking to resurrect the series and a new title is currently being developed by Nintendo EPD, the team responsible for Super Mario Odyssey.

Here are all the details that have been shared:

  • While Twitter user LonelyGoomba has mentioned the rumour in passing on social media and other sources have also commented on it, NintendoLife media can confirm that they have heard the same rumour from an independent (and according to them very reliable) source, which seems to give this report some degree of legitimacy.
  • The media source claims that the game will be in 2D (or 2.5D) and not 3D.
  • This rumour is also backed up by recent comments from leaker Zippo:

It’s the great ape’s 40th anniversary, and while I’m not sure how Nintendo is celebrating the occasion, there is a new 2D DK game being developed by EPD Tokyo. Obviously, Retro is busy with other things, so Nintendo has taken it upon themselves to bring DK back as an in-house series. Don’t expect the “Country” moniker to return, as EPD Tokyo isn’t interested in making a sequel to games they haven’t made. Diddy, Cranky and the Kremling Krew should return in this installment. It looks like this game will be released before the end of the year. It looks very likely to be announced at E3.

However, as always, we advise you not to jump the gun, as this has not been officially confirmed. What is clear is that the franchise has been rather dormant since Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which we remind you debuted on Wii U in 2014 before being ported to Nintendo Switch in 2018.