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Donkey Kong Country Returns Deserves a Sequel, Not a Port

GenGAME writes: During Nintendo’s Valentine’s Day Nintendo Direct, it was revealed that the hit Wii game Donkey Kong Country Returns is getting a 3DS port. Although the game translates well to the handheld platform and will undoubtedly be a solid seller when it releases this summer, I feel like Nintendo is making a big mistake in going the route of port instead of sequel.

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fluffydelusions1253d ago

Didn't all ninty handhelds get a DK port of some sort? No surprise really.

3-4-51253d ago

* They test the hand held market with this game.

* Since it's a port it takes less money to create.

* They can take profits from this and create a whole new Donkey Kong experience specifically for the 3DS.

* I think this helps get the DK name back out there to us and to introduce him to a younger hand held audience, then they put him in another game or feature DK in a game along with other people...ex: Mario Party 3DS or DK Country 4

Zodiac1253d ago

I'm actually glad it's just a port. Nintendo have been using all their big guns on the 3DS for the past entire year, and the Wii U would do better to get a true sequel.

Erimgard1253d ago

They could do it on both, hypothetically. Given that the Wii U and 3DS have cross-compatibility, if they're going to remake/port a practically new game, they might as well make it on two systems that can interact with each other.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate allows you to play on your Wii U, transfer your save file to your 3DS, play it on the go, and then put the save back on the Wii U when you get back home. They could do the same with DKCR

DarkBlood1253d ago

there would have to be a wiiu version for that to happen

Erimgard1253d ago

@DarkBlood

Well, yeah. This is a hypothetical situation. The Wii U version doesn't have to come first for them to make a 3DS version that later has Wii U compatibility. Monster Hunter 3U was 3DS first, Wii U later, and the two can play together. DKCR could do the same.

Venox20081252d ago

why should they make enhanced DKCR version for Wii U, if you can play Wii version on Wii U?

Jadedz1253d ago

Nintendo's on overdrive developing games for both the 3DS and Wii U. They're obviously understaffed, and ports don't take as much time to complete.

There will be a sequel, though it might take some time.

Erimgard1253d ago

Given that Retro Studios, the team that made DKCR, recently hired a TON of new people and formed a new team specifically to work on "smaller projects," (read: handheld games) I don't see staffing being the issue.

fluffydelusions1253d ago

Nintendo understaffed? Doubtful. They have billions in reserve afaik.

Jadedz1253d ago

Though I'll gladly concede if I'm wrong.

Erimgard1253d ago

As of a year ago, they had 10.5 Billion dollars in the bank. And they were losing money then, whereas according to their latest fiscal reports, they are now making profits again.

http://www.gamesradar.com/n...

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TruthbeTold1253d ago

Hey, I'll take the port since it's in 3D. I can't wait. Hopefully it will lead to a sequel though!

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