Rumors are flying that the 3D Mario team at Nintendo is hard at work on a brand new Donkey Kong game. If true, this is a rare move for a franchise whose greatest moments are generally handled by external companies (Rare with the Donkey Kong Country trilogy and Donkey Kong 64, Retro with the latest two Donkey Kong Country games). The sky is the limit, but given how little love Donkey Kong tends to get compared to Nintendo’s other major properties, there’s a whole lot that can be done. If this new Donkey Kong game is real, what are your biggest hopes for it?
Personally, I’d love a new 3D Donkey Kong title similar to the Nintendo 64 classic. The 3D Mario team is among the best in history when it comes to 3D platforming, and Donkey Kong 64, for all its faults, was still an excellent game. We need more in that vein. Ideally, the game would differentiate itself from Super Mario Odyssey with factors such as increased difficulty, unique boss battles, and loads of lovable Donkey Kong flair.
What would you like to see out of a new Donkey Kong game? What do you think we’ll actually get? Do you think the rumor is true at all? Let us know in the comments below.