Donkey Kong Country Returns concept art by Retro Studios’ Sammy Hall. I’ve been meaning to post this and a bunch of other things a while ago, but then 3DS stuff sort of got in the way. Hall put up a bunch of these beautiful pieces from his work on the recently released Wii game.
I love his updated take on Donkey Kong and Diddy in those paintings — it makes you wonder how different the characters (and the game) would have looked if Retro Studios wasn’t saddled by Rare’s original art style.
This related video of Donkey Kong’s idle animation with a Nintendo DS Lite also made the rounds not too long ago, but we never got around to posting it:
[Via Wait — NSFW language]