Donkey Kong may be back with a new game, but not as you imagine it

Donkey Kong may be back with a new game, but not as you imagine it

Donkey Kong may be back with a new game

In this period the rumors about the future of Nintendo are innumerable. If the attention in these days has monopolized the elusive new model of Nintendo Switch Pro, which has not yet been officially announced, even the games in development at the studios of the big N are a lot in the spotlight. One above all is the possible return of Donkey Kong, with a new chapter already mentioned by some leakers some time ago and which returns to the fore with a new rumor.

Recently Donkey Kong is back in the thoughts of the passionate thanks to a rumor that aired the possibility of seeing a new game developed by the same team that took care of Super Mario Odyssey. In these hours, however, a second rumor has arrived, which suggests yes to a return of the beloved gorillone from Nintendo, but not in the way that many fans would expect.

According to a Reddit user, Nintendo would have the strong will to continue developing crossovers with its own mascots. After the success of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (in which Donkey Kong is also the protagonist of the DLC) and Cadence of Hyrule, the company is planning a third crossover called Donkey Kong x Taiko no Tatsujin: Jungle Jams, a new action platform with rhythmic influences with the presence of Bandai Namco's iconic drumming mascot.

The new Donkey Kong is Nintendo's next crossover title from GamingLeaksAndRumours

The source of this rumor is identified as a Bandai Namco marketing employee, and the title is expected to be unveiled during the Nintendo Direct of E3 2021. The game would essentially be a spiritual sequel to Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, with platforming segments and boss battles that take place in rhythmic sauce like in the games of the IP Taiko no Tatsujin. For now it is a mere rumor, so we advise you to take everything with a grain of salt and wait until June 15th to find out with us if everything will be officially announced or not.

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A new Donkey Kong game could be in development with the Super Mario Odyssey team

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The next Donkey Kong title could currently be in development with the same team that brought Super Mario Odyssey to life, according to a recent rumour. 

According to Nintendo Life and YouTuber The Lonely Goomba, Nintendo is looking to bring Donkey, Diddy, and the rest of the Donkey Kong Country gang back for a new game created by Nintendo EPD, the team behind Super Mario Odyssey.

This rumor originally began after The Lonely Goomba tweeted that “I heard an unlikely rumor that the Mario Odyssey team are working on a 3D Donkey Kong game.” This was seemingly backed up by Nintendo Life who also stated that they had heard the same rumor from an “independent source.” However, they also noted that their source claims that the game is set to be a 2.5D game and not 3D like Super Mario Odyssey.  

For Nintendo to want to bring the big guy back actually makes a lot of sense. Not only has Donkey Kong been fairly quiet on the release front since Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze initially for the Wii U in 2014, and later on the Nintendo Switch, but it is also Donkey Kong’s 40th anniversary this year. 

Things get even more interesting when you take into account Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Japan. There’s been several rumors and even some sightings of a possible Donkey Kong-themed world coming to the park sometime soon, but at the moment traces of Donkey Kong found in the Universal Studios Japan app along with some early prototypes of the park is all we have to go off. 

Fingers crossed that Donkey Kong will be crashing his way onto the Nintendo Switch sometime soon. Until then we’ll just have to enjoy Super Mario Odyssey and hang about in New Donk City until the bongo-loving gorilla decides to show his face again.

Find out just how much of New Donk City was inspired by Donkey Kong with our Super Mario Odyssey Easter Eggs guide.