This lovely Donkey Kong turned 40 this week since a certain Tropical Freeze on Wii U (dj) disappeared from the radar in 2014. And if Nintendo returns his paternity beyond any doubt, the gorilla will not always have been able to find a nice welcome country in our British neighbors. So it is ultimately only fair consideration for a former member of Rare to pay homage to him.
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You may (if) not know his name: However, Steve Mayles, in his capacity as Chara designer for Donkey Kong Country, was instrumental in giving the famous gorilla the look we know him., an adventure that puts one of Nintendo’s first recognizable heroes back in the saddle.
On the right way
Now as Artistic Director at Playtonic (formerly Rare), the Mayles guy seems to be celebrating the birthdays of his favorite monkey very quickly: in 2019 he celebrated the 25th anniversary of the magnificent platform game awith an indit drawing
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Donkey Kong (short) gave him a pre-made excuse to flip his drawing board and remind us of one of the highlights of the career of the most famous monkey in the industry:
– Steve Mayles (@WinkySteve) July 8, 2021
And for the blink of an eye to complete it should be stated that this revisit is largely inspired by one of the official visuals we are supposed to promote Donkey Kong Country
Unfortunately, this reminds us once again that it has been seven long years since the last adventures of Donkey, Diddy and the others, an absence that is slowly rolling over us. the banana.
But if we can believe the many indiscretions this week, however, the projects would be numerous, and on top of that in 2D. Come on Nintendo, 40 years old, we still have the right to expect gifts, right?