Nintendo sued after actor suffers heart condition in Donkey Kong suit

An actor hired by Nintendo to wear a Donkey Kong suit at a Los Angeles Zoo event last year is suing the publisher over a heart condition he claims was caused while working in the southern California heat.

Attorneys for the actor tell the LA Times that he was denied breaks and not provided with a required ice pack, which led to a tearing of his aortic wall, which required surgery and implantation of a heart defibrillator.

The actor was hired to wear the suit on May 24, 2013, for the launch of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Attorneys for the actor also say a company ambassador hired to escort him and control activities did not provide proper oversight.

On a lighter note, both the Donkey Kong Country Returns and its 3D remake were pretty good.