Despite how you may feel about the Billy Mitchell vs. Steve Wiebe Donkey Kong situation, it appears Nintendo decided to honor Mitchell in Donkey Kong Country Returns.
An eagle-eyed NeoGAF user spotted a reference (above) to Mitchell in the game’s 3-2 world. Mitchell’s patriotic neckwear is clearly found in the in-game shot above, worn by a giant rock idol.
I wonder if there’s a Steve Wiebe reference in the game somewhere. I hope so!