Though this is strictly a unconfirmed rumour at this precise moment in time, one of the many things to slip from the unconcerned mouths of excitable developers at this years Leipzig games convention was the fact that Nintendo apparently owns the Diddy Kong Racing Franchise.
“Today at the GC convention, one of the Rare developers let a little known fact slip out: Nintendo owns the diddy kong racing IP. He went on to say that Nintendo plans on bringing this franchise back out of the pit stops, with a makeover fitting of the Wii tech and motion controls using the Wiimote. We contacted Nintendo and were replied to with this:”
“At Nintendo we are always looking for new innovative ways to re imagine past IPs. We looks forward to revieling new games in the coming months, but can provide no comment right now.”