Anyone who has played the Wii version of Donkey Kong Country Returns has experienced it at one point or another; whether you went to grab a snack, needed to stop for a bathroom break, or were just frustrated with the game, you returned to discover Donkey Kong passing the time on his DS, playing Miyamoto knows what.
Fast-forward to 2013, where
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is set to arrive in stores on May 24th. However, in order to facilitate the limitations of the 3DS — and possibly to fit in the Easy Mode and a new world — it would appear that Nintendo has removed idle animations from the game. Sorry Donkey, looks like you’ll have to find a new hobby.
It’s really quite a shame; I was hoping to see DK playing his game on a 3DS, inside of a 3DS, inside of a 3DS…