Nintendo invited fans to attend a pre-play event for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D at the Santa Monica Yacht Harbor recently. Fans of all ages showed up to get a glimpse and some hands on experience of the new 3DS remake launching tomorrow.

What fans didn\’t expect were the thundering booms and calls of Donkey Kong himself bursting from behind a marketing poster just feet away from them as they carried on with gameplay. After his multiple suprise appearances he was available for photo op.

Nintendo events always have a lighthearted and entertaining style, and this doesn\’t disappoint. This is one reason why I feel that Nintendo ought to honestly consider starting a series of theme parks. Characters that everyone knows and loves, franchises that would translate well to amusement park rides, and Nintendo’s own flair for the dramatic would all make for an awesome, well, Nintendo Land.



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