by Robert Workman
Nintendo actually has taken excellent care of its franchises so far as the Nintendo Change is anxious, as we’ve gotten new video games within the Splatoon, Tremendous Mario, and Legend of Zelda collection this yr alone. To not point out Metroid is getting some love with a fourth Prime recreation, in addition to Samus Returns on the 3DS.
And 2018 might be chock filled with the return of a number of IP’s as nicely, as the corporate has mbadive plans for what lies forward. May Donkey Kong presumably be a part of that blend?
We haven’t seen the large ape host a recreation of his personal since Donkey Kong Nation: Tropical Freeze on the Wii U, so we’re clearly due for a brand new journey within the collection. And from a touch urged by Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime, we’d simply be getting one.
Reggie lately took half in an interview with Time Journal, and the interviewer requested, “Two of the Change’s greatest video games, Tremendous Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, are important re-imaginings of these franchises. Each add elements that had been by no means attainable earlier than and revamp core gameplay components. Why is now the correct time to be rethinking these collection?”
Reggie was fast to reply. “I believe what you spotlight with Breath of the Wild and Tremendous Mario Odyssey is actually that the best way these video games have reimagined the mental property (IP) is totally different. I might say that Breath of the Wild is a dramatic departure from the conventions of a Zelda recreation. And the producer Mr. [Eiji] Aonuma mentioned three years in the past that was his imaginative and prescient. The truth that you possibly can go wherever [and] badault quests and shrines in any order you need, that was his imaginative and prescient.
“With Odyssey, now we have had different sandbox experiences for Mario prior to now: Mario 64 and Tremendous Mario Sunshine. What’s totally different right here is the breadth of kingdoms, the Cappy mechanic, and so sure a departure, however possibly not as radical. However with the mentality of making an expertise that the participant says, ‘Wow, I’ve by no means accomplished that earlier than with a Mario recreation.’ That is what we attempt to do. Whether or not it is with a Metroid expertise or a Donkey Kong expertise, we’re consistently seeking to push the envelope on the IP versus doing sequential small iterations with a selected franchise.”
The attention-grabbing factor right here is when Reggie explains a “Donkey Kong expertise,” regardless that a brand new recreation hasn’t been introduced but. Now, this might simply be random, so nothing’s confirmed, however a brand new Donkey Kong Nation for Change in 2018 would definitely be welcome by us.
Within the meantime, you may try Tropical Freeze for the Wii U, in addition to play the unique Donkey Kong Nation on the SNES Basic Version. It’s nicely definitely worth the revisit.
by Robert Workman