We've heard pretty much nothing from the Donkey Kong crew since the re-release of Tropical Freeze on the Switch in 2018, but today we've potentially got some exciting news for all of you Kong fans around the globe. Well, maybe...

According to eagle-eyed DK enthusiast and Twitter user BlueCatBanjo73, Nintendo has updated the Mario Party DS render (which also popped up in Mario Kart Tour) of Diddy Kong, and as you can see in the shots below, he's now got life-like fur all over his arms, legs, tail and face.



So, what's the reason for this update? While nobody seems to really know, some theories are connecting it to a new Mario Party game, while are others are hoping it's a sign that the Donkey Kong series is finally returning.

Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen Diddy Kong with fur - he's starred in plenty of games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate that have shown off his lovely coat. What do you make of this updated Diddy Kong render? Tell us in the comments.

[source twitter.com]