No more Retro Donkey Kong?


If you enjoyed last year’s revival of the Donkey Kong Country franchise, this may be sad news to you. In a recent interview with Game Informer, Retro Studio’s CEO Michael Kelbaugh told the magazine “I wouldn’t say we won’t do a sequel [for Donkey Kong Country Returns], but we don’t have anything planned at this time.” This surely isn’t an outright confirmation that Donkey Kong Country Returns 2 will never happen, but I surely won’t start holding my breath anytime soon.

Personally I would be alright with Retro being free to work on a different project because the studio is very talented and has so far only worked with two franchises.  Imagine a new Star Fox title developed by the fine people at Retro. My thumbs are twitching just thinking about it.

What Nintendo franchise would you most like Retro to get a hold of?

Eugene lives in New Mexico and has been a life long gamer since getting his hands on an NES. Always partial to Nintendo, Eugene has made it a point to keep informed on all things Mario.


  1. *drools slightly at the [Retro’s Star Fox] thought*

  2. Retro…Star Fox…. heaven…. 😀


  4. Excatly what I was thinking. That Retro might be working on a new Star Fox game.

  5. The original donkey kong arcade, DK gameboy and Mario vs donkey kong. I’d like to see a sequel where minis aren’t the main character, and no country involved.

  6. Yeah, Retro Studios is good, but I don’t think they’re THAT good. DKC Returns was fun, but I still miss the Rare developed titles. I never really got into the Metroid Prime series (mainly because I stink at FPS games), but yeah – if Nintendo wants Retro to develop some more games, that’s fine. I wonder…what kind of game COULD Retro develop with Tingle in it?

  7. hmmmmmmmmmmmm………………..pikmin. i really want this series to return and if retro does it that would just make it ten times better.

  8. I thought that DKCR was a great game, but too hard and it’s stupid we can’t play as Diddy in single player mode!

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