Nintendo has just announced that Donkey Kong is on the comeback trail, swinging onto Wii this year in Donkey Kong Country Returns.
The game picks up where Rare's much-loved SNES original left off. A side-scrolling platformer that rips along at breakneck pace is the result, and what's more Retro Studios, the team behind the excellent Metroid Prime series, is at the helm.
In a gameplay demo shown onstage at E3,the game features a mix of classic Donkey Kong Country elements - shooting barrels, mine cart sections, banana gobbling and a host of mental enemies.
Retro has nailed the look of the game, with action exploding all around the screen, and some gorgeous effects. One sees Donkey Kong racing through a coastal level with the setting sun silhouetting him beautifully.
We'll have much more in the way of images sharpish, but here's the trailer for now.