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Donkey Kong Country Returns: New trailer is a thrilling hardcore gift to your mid-'90s self

My feelings towards Donkey Kong Country Returns have been a bit of a minecart rollercoaster. My first reaction, as a right-thinking SNES veteran, was a simple "WAYHAAAAAY!" But then I found out that there would be no water levels, and as a right-thinking SNES veteran, my soul became gripped with a terrible malaise, brought on by the knowledge that I would be denied a modern day remix of this tune.

But now I've seen this new trailer, entitled 'Eruption'. My current feelings? 'WELCOME BACK, WAYHAY!' Because it's nearly one and a half minutes of the gloriously hardcore, pixel-perfect, seat-of-the-pants exhilaration that made the original DKC such a thrill. Only exponentially boosted by modern tech and design savvy. Watch it, and tell me if you're as pumped as I now am.

Those mine carts. Seriously, those mine carts. God, I've missed mine carts.

UPDATE: Aquatic Ambience might be in there after all. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSS!

Source: Gametrailers/YouTube 

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20 comments

  • Joco84 - November 5, 2010 3:20 p.m.

    F*cking rocks, can't wait!!
  • davescrazysocks - November 5, 2010 3:26 p.m.

    i am most definatly hydro pumped about this!! after missing out on the simple joys of DK for too long, i can finally indulge in the glory of this revisit to a stunning game =D
  • bonerachieved - November 5, 2010 3:35 p.m.

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
  • db1331 - November 5, 2010 3:51 p.m.

    It looks awesome. I still can't believe there are no water levels though. I mean who didn't like the water levels?
  • CH3BURASHKA - November 5, 2010 3:53 p.m.

    Fuck yeah. I'm really loving what they're doing with layers and perspective and color. There's that beach level from the original trailer, and now that industrial level. Super Meat Boy does the same thing, and it's fucking brilliant. I absolutely can't wait, and I don't have to much longer; less than 3 weeks left!!!
  • garnsr - November 5, 2010 4:26 p.m.

    I did not miss mine carts. Even the little bit in Shadow Complex irritated me. I'm glad they went away, they were always some of my least favorite levels back in the day.
  • FIVE - November 5, 2010 4:31 p.m.

    OMG!!! i remember playing through all of the donkey kong games from the SNES!!! this game looks PIMP!!! i can't wait!!!
  • Bawheidbob - November 5, 2010 5:14 p.m.

    Man this takes me back, great day great days - remember when i almost completed the first game i actually deleted my save as i did not want to stop playing too soon. And getting the 101% if my memory serves me well took some time also.
  • Spocksjock - November 5, 2010 5:19 p.m.

    Now I know why they called the trailer eruption...cause my mid-90s self just erupted
  • Hotdiddykong - November 5, 2010 5:31 p.m.

    God this games gonna be awesome! Ooooooo! A factory level! I hope fear factor gets a remix on one of those
  • MikeT - November 5, 2010 7:10 p.m.

    Man that looks fun!
  • Aletheon - November 5, 2010 7:27 p.m.

    Wow, this looks even better than I thought previously. First Day Purchase.
  • Hotdiddykong - November 5, 2010 8:18 p.m.

    The intro reminds me of DK64's :D, Retro studios is gonna make DK awesome again!
  • Strangleme - November 5, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    How could anyone not be excited about this game?!?! Even those that didn't grow up with the original Donkey Kong Country!! It looks so fuckin' incredible!! I am so happy for this. My childhood years revisited!!!
  • SUCKxITxEZ - November 5, 2010 10:45 p.m.

    i just hope the game is as hard or harder then the old ones
  • Japanaman - November 5, 2010 11:21 p.m.

    Now, where are the underwater levels? Wait. There are none? Where's Rare when I need them.
  • FanofSaiyan - November 6, 2010 12:50 a.m.

    This... is... amazing...
  • deathrea - November 6, 2010 2:02 p.m.

    Sweet.
  • skylerthomson - November 9, 2010 9:34 p.m.

    I can't watch this trailer because I don't want anymore spoilers. But just thought I would let you know Craig said on IGN that there is a new remix to Aquatic Ambiance. So get more excited:)
  • stonr_playr - November 14, 2010 11:38 p.m.

    YES YES!!! OMG YES!!! CANT WAIT!!

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