Of all the different video game companies currently on the market Nintendo arguably has the most timeless classics. In fact, it seems like just about anybody who’s anybody has played their exclusives such as Mario Bros., Zelda and Donkey Kong (among others). Over the years these platforms have changed and evolved alongside the release of new hardware while maintaining the gameplay we’ve all come to know and love.
If you’re a Wii game who sticks by Nintendo exclusive you’ll know that the company recently released Donkey Kong Country Returns – a follow up and reboot of the popular Donkey Kong country series left behind on the Super Nintendo. The game did quite well with millions of copies sold worldwide since its release back in November of last year – but, of course, this is no surprise since it is a Nintendo game.
Due to this success, many gamers are sure to be wondering when, if ever, we’ll see a sequel. Unfortunately, it seems that, at this time, there is no such thing planned. Producer Kensuke Tanaber recently sat down with Game Informer to talk the sequel. When asked about said sequel he responded:
“I wasn’t even thinking about doing a sequel for Metroid Prime until Retro showed me the last scene in the game, which was near the end of development. I wouldn’t say we won’t do a sequel, but we don’t have anything planned at this time.”
Before you get too upset, make note that just because they don’t have anything currently planned does not mean we won’t be seeing a Donkey Kong Country Returns sequel. Seeing how the Nintendo 3DS is just around the corner, I’d say chances are pretty good that we’ll see every one’s favorite ape make the jump to the eye popping handheld.