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Christ, and I was just starting to feel some optimism. What did he say?Unless he said something different recently, Nate placed doubt on a new DK from the Odyssey team.
It depends. I was just talking about this with some guys over on DK Vine, but I don't want a DK version of Mario Odyssey. Odyssey, like Breath of the Wild, is one of those "upturned box of Legos" games where it's basically up to you to make your own fun. They give you a ton of things to do but don't actually care if you do them or not. Some people find that liberating, but I have a hard time getting invested in it. With a few exceptions (or maybe just one exception), DK games have always been a series of carefully curated challenges. They're lean and mean. If the new game really exists, I hope it doesn't lose sight of that.If that Mario Odyssey team rumor is true, then color me cautiously excited.
The most unrealistic thing is the idea of Nintendo going all out with a multitude of new characters for a Switch port. Lest we forget, Tropical Freeze had Funky Kong include as part of an easy mode. Even NSMBU Deluxe was basically throwing Toadette in (also as an easy mode), putting in the Super Crown and calling it a day. If we get anyone beyond her in 3D World I'll be stunned.Well its nice we are getting a 3D World trailer tomorrow but its disappointing because I feel the hope of a January Nintendo direct is dead.
Also speaking of 3D World if I see one more person suggest DK as a playable character in 3D World on twitter Im gonna lose it! Its one thing to give nods/references to DK in Odyssey through New Donk City or make a DLC expansion starring DK for a spin-off. But to add DK as a playable character in a mainline Mario game (a port I might add) just devalues the brand even further IMO. People who already view DK as nothing more than a Mario spin-off/sub series will have even more ammunition. Also besides I cant imagine seeing DK where a cat or boomerang suit..lol
So I was looking through the comments on his Youtube video where he talks about Nintendo's anniversaries. He now says that some other team is working on it and not the Odyssey team. Someone asked him if it'll be 2D or 3D, and he said 2D.Christ, and I was just starting to feel some optimism. What did he say?
Could you remind me, what names were used in New Donk City?Remember those street signs with Donkey Kong Country character names that were in New Donk City in Super Mario Odyssey? Maybe they were hinting at something? This is regarding the Odyssey team possibly being involved.
I wish. A DK Direct almost sounds like a pipedream with how Nintendo has been treating the DK IP over the years. Not to say that can't happen, but I think it might be too soon even for the 40th anniversary. The DKC brand might have to get on it's feet again back to it's glory days before Nintendo starts treating it with the respect it deserves. Though that is only my fear of thought though.Man, with the 40th anniversary coming, I feel like this could finally be the the year we get a dedicated DK DIRECT.
I'm surprised that Tiny's name was in New Donk City but Funky's wasn't. Was there a street named Funky in ND? I don't remember. Tiny's name being there could be a very good sign for her as we know it certainly was for K. Rool.Diddy, Dixie, Cranky, Candy, Tiny, K. Rool, Rambi, Squawks, Expresso and "Rattley."
I don't know about y'all, but this sounds like DKC6 to me. They might've added some new gameplay mechanics to help spruce it up a bit, or they might've brought back some gameplay elements from RARE's trilogy like tag team, but from all the info we got including that new DKC trademark I heavily believe this will be a Country game.The hidden Kongtent just says that DK is not being headed by the same major staff members that worked on Mario Odyssey. It has a lot of "younger" staff members involved like Splatoon did, and they grew up loving DKC and wanted to make their own, as DKVine's Hyle mentioned recently.
Grain of salt, etc.
Oh, that's very encouraging!The hidden Kongtent just says that DK is not being headed by the same major staff members that worked on Mario Odyssey. It has a lot of "younger" staff members involved like Splatoon did, and they grew up loving DKC and wanted to make their own, as DKVine's Hyle mentioned recently.
Grain of salt, etc.
Would love it if Lanky Kong was playable. If they can make Kiddy Kong interesting, then that would be a plus.Oh, that's very encouraging!
I dunno if I ever mentioned this before, but assuming they keep the "DK + ability-granting partner" thing from Retro's games, I hope they add Kiddy and Lanky as partner Kongs. Kiddy gives you a Mario-style ground pound and Lanky makes you float like Dixie used to in Rare's games (by inflating himself just like a balloon).
Also, what if the game goes full Sonic Mania and actually recreates the ACM/Silicon Graphics style of Rare's trilogy?
Baron K Roolenstein attempts to clone his arch nemesis for his own fiendish purposes but unfortunately its a botched job, thus leading to the official canon debut of Dankey Kang.Would love it if Lanky Kong was playable. If they can make Kiddy Kong interesting, then that would be a plus.
I actually think it would be neat if they made a new Kong member. Imagine, Nintendo making a new Kong for the first time since DK and DK Jr. It would be music to my ears.
Who needs Dixie, Cranky, or Funky when there's Bluster Kong or should I say Leo Luster:If this team are true fans, then we'll need to see Bluster Kong. Only then will I be convinced.
Seriously, if they make even the slightest reference to Bluster Kong I will surpass Hyle's challenge and eat 70 bananas in a row while dressed in blue tight pajamas. I will then post the video to DK Vine. Screenshot this.
Funny, my post is above his. I've read his post. But I still think it's sometimes hard to believe that Nintendo themselves are actually gonna tackle the proper revival of Donkey Kong. It just seems surreal. But I'll take it!Hyle from DK Vine has posted some new info on his "source".
Imagine a world where DK has a consistent developer focused entirely on DK projects! If what Hyle says is true, a team of younger developers who grew up with the DKC would definitely understand what made those games special, from the gameplay to the atmosphere.
Picture a DK TEAM logo popping up at the start of each game similar to the Sonic Team logo!