If there's one series we would love to see make a return, it's gotta be Donkey Kong Country. The last mainline outing was the release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on the Wii U in 2014, and it was then enhanced for the Switch in 2018.
So, who is willing to help out on a new Donkey Kong Country game? The legendary video game composer David Wise - perhaps best known for his time at Rare - said he would be happy to return when recently asked by Comicbook.com if he would like to compose for the series again. Here's exactly what he had to say:
"I’d obviously be delighted to be involved again if ever the opportunity were to come up in the future."
The last Donkey Kong game David was obviously involved with was Tropical Freeze, and since then he has composed music for games like Snake Pass, Yooka-Laylee, and the sequel, Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair.
Based on the above response, does this mean there is no follow-up to Tropical Freeze currently in the works? It wouldn't be all that surprising considering how busy Retro Studios is with the development of Metroid Prime 4 right now. In saying this, we will add that Tropical Freeze's lead designer, Stephen Dupree, returned to Retro at the start of 2020 as a principal game designer.
In the same interview, David spoke a little about the "freedom and creative expression" Nintendo gave him when he was working on projects like Donkey Kong Country:
"There is always welcome guidance from Nintendo. There is also a huge amount of freedom and creative expression. I have consistently found that Nintendo are very happy to let creativity breathe and flourish, especially for first drafts, and then possibly suggest changes or give ideas to reflect the development of the rest of the game."
Would you like to see this veteran composer return to the Donkey Kong Country series one day? Are you eager to see DK make a mainline comeback in the near future? Share your thoughts down below.