Quantcast
Rare designer talks canceled Donkey Kong Racing - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Rare designer talks canceled Donkey Kong Racing


5:00 PM on 02.28.2014
RareRare designer talks canceled Donkey Kong Racing photo



Announced at E3 2001, Donkey Kong Racing was going to be Rare's sequel to Diddy Kong Racing for the GameCube. I distinctly remember seeing images of it in magazines at the time, thinking it was a true score for the console, and there was even a full-fledged trailer. Unfortunately, Microsoft acquired the studio and the game was never finished. Lead designer Lee Musgrave has spoken with Nintendo Life about the canceled title and what it could have been.

"You would move between different-sized animals; bigger animals could smash through obstacles, while smaller ones were much more maneuverable," he told the outlet.

Under Microsoft, Rare created a new prototype for Xbox that became more of an adventure similar to the original Diddy Kong Racing's setup. "Over the course of the next 18 months or so, it went from being a track-based animal racer to a more open-world game with Tamagotchi-style features, in which nurturing your animal became a key mechanic." I so would've played this.

According to Musgrave, the project eventually turned into "a cute version of Grand Theft Auto set in Africa." You might know it as Sabreman Stampede, which Rare moved from Xbox to Xbox 360 and also canceled. "It was such a wide game in terms of content, and the development went off into the woods a little bit," he explained. "It took a long time to do, and at the same time we were trying to build engines for consoles we weren't familiar with."

Month Of Kong: Whatever Happened To Donkey Kong Racing? [Nintendo Life]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Canceled

5:00 PM on 09.11.2014
It's a good thing Gears of War: Tactics was canceled

A few years back, it was repeatedly rumored that Gears of War would get a spinoff game built around Kinect. The project never came to fruition and that's seemingly for the best, if this alpha footage of Gears of War: Tactics ...more



12:15 PM on 08.18.2014
Metal Gear fan remake is cancelled, developers release trailer narrated by David Hayter

Well, this is awkward. Back in June, Konami gave a group of Metal Gear fans its blessing to produce a free remake of the original MSX Metal Gear. The project attracted a lot of talent, including those who've worked on such ti...more



11:00 PM on 08.01.2014
Another EA closure: This is Ultima Forever's final month

Given that publisher Electronic Arts closed Mythic Entertainment earlier this year, it's not unexpected to hear that the free-to-play mobile RPG Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar will also be shut down soon. Once it closes...more



View all Canceled






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more