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Donkey Kong Country Returns for December

Comeback hits Wii just in time for Christmas

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.

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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.

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  1. shy guy 64 Tuesday 28th Sep 2010 at 14:14

    strait to the top of the christmas list

  2. lminett Tuesday 28th Sep 2010 at 14:48

    This is a must buy for me

  3. BYL Tuesday 28th Sep 2010 at 16:14

    Sweet, comes out three days before my birthday. I'm gonna tell my Mum this, so I'll know what I'm getting as a present :D

  4. kirby711 Tuesday 28th Sep 2010 at 16:24

    Will be on my Christmas list. Possibly the top if the 3DS doesn't come out this year.

  5. Hylian_Grouch Tuesday 28th Sep 2010 at 16:28

    thought we new it was december anyway? i cant wait for this game.

  6. Cyberguy Tuesday 28th Sep 2010 at 17:39

    Sweet, No.1 for Christmas.

  7. SuperLuigiBros Tuesday 28th Sep 2010 at 17:42

    i really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really want a golden goomba


    CHAIN MAIL ALERT! FAIL! If you post this on so many peoples sentances you'll have incredible luck though you won't because chain mails are epic fails but hey ho! If you don't something bad will happen like perhaps a cat will fall of a fence and it will be all your fault. Feel bad about yourself! Oh! OWNAGE! No seriously, chain mails suck

  8. KoreeluStromboli Tuesday 28th Sep 2010 at 18:03

    I'll be giving Donkey Kong Country Returns a preorder in October, hopefully.

  9. MrChewtoy Tuesday 28th Sep 2010 at 18:30

    I have the Jungle Japes theme on a continous loop right now. And every day for the past few weeks. And right up until the games out. Then I'll listen to it some more. Then I may get round to playing the game!!! :P

  10. mirage 5x5 Tuesday 28th Sep 2010 at 19:28

    :D :D :D wow what a good end of year :D :D
    two good sonic games goldeneye epic mickey and now donkey kong :D this is so cool

  11. pokedude64 Tuesday 28th Sep 2010 at 19:33

    this is one of my most wanted games! please no impossible mine cart level...

  12. sivlock Tuesday 28th Sep 2010 at 20:16

    I'll be getting this for xmas when santa sees good I have been playing lately :D

  13. Kirby8 Wednesday 29th Sep 2010 at 13:09

    This christmas is going to be a GREAT ONE!!!

  14. layton lover Sunday 3rd Oct 2010 at 14:47

    I was just thinking of some games to get for christmas...

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