The updated game port of the highly received Donkey Country Returns for Wii is coming to the Nintendo 3DS as previously announced. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, with stages designed for not only left to right, but with also depth from front to back, is a perfect fit for the 3DS with 3D visuals. In remaking the game, Nintendo has added a special new mode where they have adjusted the game balance to for a better-optimized portable game experience. The Wii version was created with the notion that players would settle in and play through long stretches of the game, which resulted in just the right level of challenge and playability. However, because people tend to play for shorter durations on portable devices, Nintendo has adjusted the difficulty balance in the added new mode. For example, Nintendo has increased the number of times one can get hit by an enemy, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong now how 3 hearts each instead of 2 allowing the player to take up to 5 enemy hits. Features new to the game are the portable DK Barrel, which can call Diddy Kong at any time, the Green Balloon which can float you back up to the level if you fall down a pit, and the Crash Guard, which protects you from up to two crashes when riding a rocket barrel or mine kart.

So if you found the Wii versions to be too challenging or demanding of too much of your time, this is the version of the game for you. Nonetheless, if you liked the original version of the game the way it was or have confidence in your skills, that mode is included within the Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.

Finally, not only will the game support local wireless play where two different players can play as Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, Nintendo has also added 8 news worlds, which will unlock after completing the main game.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will launch as a packaged game as well as an eShop title May 24th.

Are you looking forward to this updated game port?

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