Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime has sat down with Retro Studios’ CEO, Michael Kelbaugh, to discuss why they’ve decided to make another Donkey Kong Country game – Wii U’s Donkey Kong: Country: Tropical Breeze. According to Kelbaugh, the folks at Retro Studios wanted to continue working on the series because they had a lot of fresh ideas they wanted implemented in another Donkey Kong Country game. Watch Fils-Aime discuss the topic with Kelbaugh in the above video, or read their words below:
Fils-Aime: So I’ve been looking at all of the social media, and one of the big questions is, “Why did Retro decide to do another story of Donkey Kong Country?”
Kelbaugh: Well, after DKCR, 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. So it was just natural – we went out of the Wii version into the Wii U version, and that same level of excitement and a whole lot of new stuff there.