Billy Mitchell honored in DK Country Returns

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!