Rumor: Diddy Kong Racing 2 in development for Wii U
Diddy Kong Racing 2 is in development. At least, that’s what Kevin Callahan (a 3D artist who has worked in the video game industry) states. At this moment this news can only be a rumor but once a rumor is out is probably going to be real. Keep on reading.
Allegedly, Nintendo would have contracted Monster Games, the developers behind Excite Truck or Pilotwings Resort, to work on a sequel to the original N64 title. Lately, Monster Games have ported Donkey Kong Country Returns to Nintendo 3DS and assisted Retro Studios with the development of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, so they are already familiar with the franchise.
The source claims that this new Diddy Kong Racing project has been halted and resumed several times during the past 8 years. It seems that originally the game was set for a release on Wii, but the poor sales of Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast and 2007′s port of the original Diddy Kong Racing send it, again, to the limbo.