Nintendo finally announced Retro Studios' latest game during its E3 Nintendo Direct with the reveal of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. As previously reported, the developer chose a Donkey Kong title over a Metroid one and many people have been wondering why this is.
Reggie Fils-Aime sat down with Michael Kelbaugh, President and CEO of Retro Studios, to ask him just that. Why did Retro Studios take up another Donkey Kong game? Here's what he had to say:
After Donkey Kong Country Returns we had a lot of gas left in the tank, there was a lot of cool things we wanted to do - the underwater levels, the 3D camera. We were just very excited about working with Donkey Kong and wanted to continue that and the Wii U hardware allowed us to do a lot of really new cool tricks.
It seems like Retro Studios wanted to implement a lot of ideas not previously possible with the Wii game and the new Wii U hardware has allowed it to make these a reality.
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