Nintendo Outsourcing Development Of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Monster Games responsible for porting the Wii title to 3DS

A while back, there was a rumour that Monster Games was working on a new game for Nintendo. Speculation suggested it might be another Donkey Kong title, but a lack of solid evidence made many — Nintendo Life included — dismiss the chatter as unfounded gossip.

Turns out the rumour had a little truth in it after all; although Monster Games isn't creating a brand-new title for Nintendo, it is working on a Donkey Kong game — the recently-confirmed port of Donkey Kong Country Returns for the 3DS, to be precise.

The game has just been rated by the Australian OFLC, with Monster Games listed as the developer.

The Wii version of Donkey Kong Country Returns came out in 2010 and was coded by Retro Studios. "It might have been a long wait for a new Donkey Kong Country title," said our very own Corbie Dillard, "but after a few minutes of playing Retro's new rumble in the jungle, you'll realise it was more than worth it."

Will this impact your feelings about the conversion? Does this mean that Retro is busy at work on a bigger project? Drop a comment to let us know what you think.

[via gonintendo.com]