Joystiq reported today that Donkey Kong: Country Returns shall ironically not return again when the developers of the game said that it will not be getting a sequel any time soon. The news came when an interview with the developers said that they were not going to deny a sequel, however there was not one being planned.
“I wouldn’t say we won’t do a sequel, but we don’t have anything planned at this time” the developers at Retro Studios told Game Informer. The news is likely to break the hearts of many fans of Donkey Kong games as it has been a long and ongoing series which stretches back to the old school days of games consoles where all that you had were four buttons and a four way D-pad.
The developers say that they encountered difficulties while deciding on how to create the Country Returns game which came about when the expansion of a simultaneous multiplayer mode was added. Problems creating the slider camera to follow the characters were addressed and reportedly over two thousand animations had to be made for the character movements which were increased with the addition of the second character.
All we can reveal for now is that no word is being said about a sequel. The developers have had their say and it seems that for now there will be no word of another Donkey Kong game for a while, however this does not mean that we should rule out the possibilities in the future. We have no fear because we know that Donkey Kong is a classic game character that will never die. Do you think Donkey Kong will continue for generations to come?