Nintendo has revealed that Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is not just a 3D port of this fantastic Wii platformer….

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Nintendo announced Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D in a Nintendo Direct at the start of the year. The Retro-developed Wii game is being remade from the ground up by the team at Monster Games, the same team behind the fantastic Excite Truck and superb Pilotwings: Resort.

When Nintendo announced the game, they didn\’t reveal if the game would be a strict port of feature any new content. They finally revealed today that the game will come packed with several extra features which will make the game the most accessible Donkey Kong Country title to date.

The game features the same storyline as the original version which saw Donkey Kong on a quest to rescue his beloved banana hoard from the trouble-causing Tiki Tak Tribe. Donkey Kong will

\”stomp on enemies, grab banana bunches and ride rockets, rhinos and much more in classic 2D platforming gameplay, stuffed full of spectacular scenes and tricky traps.\”

Donkey Kong is joined by his faithful companion Diddy Kong, and to beat the game you will need to use both characters’ special skills to overcome all kinds of obstacles and fully explore each stage. In true Nintendo fashion…

\”the game is packed full of collectibles, you\’ll keep your eyes peeled for as you tear through the jungle, across beaches and beyond. Grab the letters that spell out K-O-N-G and nab puzzle pieces hidden in each stage to unlock extra content, like super-tough Trophy levels. Unlock and conquer every one of these special stages and a brand new surprise awaits!\”

One of the new features of the game allows you to team up with a friend in Local Play. You can play the adventure exactly as you remember it in Original mode, but if the chimpy challenge gets the better of you, help is at hand. A new mode makes the going just a little easier, giving Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong three hearts each instead of the usual two! If you still struggle against the games famous difficulty you can spend your hard-earned Banana Coins on helpful items from Cranky Kong’s shop, and pick up new items that help save you from falls, allow the Mine Cart and Rocket Barrel to take a second hit, and even let you use a DK Barrel whenever you like.

  • Join Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong in a classic 2D platformer, now playable on-the-go!
  • Discover brand new content created just for Nintendo 3DS
  • Play the whole adventure with a nearby pal in Local Play!
  • Rebuilt from the ground up.
  • Features 3D visuals.

[Source: Nintendo]

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