Donkey Kong Country 4 isn’t completely out of the question

As you may or may not know (I’ll assume the latter), Rare’s UK site ( has an interesting section called “Scribes“, where people send in questions or comments regarding the company and their games, and a nice-sized batch of them are answered whenever the next one goes up (which isn’t to often- three this year). Luckily, when it does update, it’s chock-full of information straight from the horse’s mouth- and the best part is that it isn’t all corporate and professional, meaning we get answers, not “we cannot comment on that at this time”. Which is cool.
Anyway, on to the actual post topic. The most recent update was the 30th of August (four days ago) and while most of the questions focused on Viva Pinata or Banjo, there were a few regarding Donkey Kong, one specifically regarding a new 2D Kong game. In reference to a a DKC4:

…while the latter’s not so likely unless Nintendo specifically requests it.

Mind you, I’m not saying that DKC4 is coming out any time soon. I’m not saying that at all- just that if push came to shove and Nintendo truly wanted another DKC game, well, they know who to hit up for the goods.