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Submitted by Erimgard 582d ago | opinion piece

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. (3DS, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Nintendo)

fluffydelusions  +   582d ago
Didn't all ninty handhelds get a DK port of some sort? No surprise really.
3-4-5  +   582d 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
Zodiac  +   582d 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.
Erimgard  +   582d 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
DarkBlood  +   582d ago
there would have to be a wiiu version for that to happen
Erimgard  +   582d 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.
Venox2008  +   581d ago
why should they make enhanced DKCR version for Wii U, if you can play Wii version on Wii U?
Jadedz  +   582d ago
Ports are faster
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.
Erimgard  +   582d 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.
fluffydelusions  +   582d ago
Nintendo understaffed? Doubtful. They have billions in reserve afaik.
Jadedz  +   582d ago
I've read different
Though I'll gladly concede if I'm wrong.
Erimgard  +   582d 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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TruthbeTold  +   582d ago
Hey, I'll take the port since it's in 3D. I can't wait. Hopefully it will lead to a sequel though!
bullymangLer  +   582d ago
the more ports the big N does. the more money they make for REAL projects .
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silkrevolver  +   582d ago
It came out not too long ago. They can make a sequel whenever. Don't fret.
Chrono  +   582d ago
Exactly.
wiium64  +   582d ago
well, i don't mind a port for the 3ds, if there is going to be a sequal, though, i would rather that be on the wii u.
Theyellowflash30  +   582d ago
I think it needs a sequel on Wii U. I'm fine with a port because the one problem with the Wii version of the game was the controls. The 3DS will fix that.

Retro will make DKC Returns 2 on Wii U after there done with Metroid Prime 4 on Wii U.
ahronith  +   582d ago
I have a source in Redmond that has informed me that the BIG project Retro is working on is not in the Metroid Universe, instead a game a lot have wanted them to do...Sadly she would not tell me what, and yes she works for Nintendo.
Theyellowflash30  +   582d ago
I'm pretty sure Retro will make a Metroid Prime game at some point,if its not now.... its later.
TruthbeTold  +   582d ago
If we're lucky, then regardless of what the main team is working on now, a smaller team is laying major groundwork for Metroid for them to take over after they are finished with the currently anticipated game.
TongkatAli  +   582d ago
I wish Nintendo still had Rare. You can tell Rare loved working for Nintendo.
Smashbro29  +   582d ago
I wish they had the old Rare for DK, they just did him better.
tweet75  +   582d ago
it would be cool if the original DK 1-3 were unloackable extras on this to play on the 3ds than i might consider buying it

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