Donkey Kong Country is returning to Nintendo.
During their E3 Conference today, Nintendo announced that a new Donkey Kong Country game is coming to the Wii.
Donkey Kong Country Returns is the next game featuring one of Nintendo’s classic characters. It’s being developed by Retro Studios, those behind the Metroid Prime games.
Donkey Kong Country Returns features 2D platforming with 3D graphics. Both Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are playable characters. Co-op play is also available.
Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo North America, commenting on the new Donkey Kong Country being made by Retro Studios, said:
Retro Studios, in Texas, has produced some great Metroid titles. But when they said they were ready for something new, we asked them to take one of the most treasured franchises in video game history and to make it magic again.
Here’s the E3 trailer:
Returns looks very similar to the old Donkey Kong Country games on the Super Nintendo. It will be available sometime this holiday season. An official release date hasn’t been set by Nintendo.