Nintendo has just confirmed that Donkey Kong Country Returns will release for Wii on 3 December.
The comeback, which our own esteemed editor Neil categorically said would "never happen" in our pre-E3 podcast, has in fact happened after all, and the proof will out just prior to Christmas.
We are breakfasting on banana slices and our own words these days.
As everybody except Neil knows, Donkey Kong Country Returns has been in the baby-soft hands of Retro Studios, the collective responsible for the utterly terrific Metroid Prime series.
It is a side-scrolling adventure, just like the SNES original, which features Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong working in tandem to recover a lost banana hoard. Two-player co-op, a series first, features throughout.
It is coming together splendidly, as we found out when we played it in August.
So. Donkey Kong Country Returns on 3 December. Make lots of sticky reminder notes.