Donkey Kong Country Returns returns: 3DS remake coming

2.5D goes 3D

The Wii's Donkey Kong Country Returns is set to give its 2.5D shenaningens a boost to 3D later this year by way of a remake for the 3DS. Currently slated for summer, the aptly named Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is a "built from the ground up" remaster of the 2010 Wii game by Metroid Prime developer Retro Studios.

The remake is certainly a good fit for the 3DS. The original game makes heavy use of layered play fields and depth of field effects for a great deal of in and out of screen gameplay. Those wanting to check out how well the effect translates to 'real' 3D can check out a gameplay video that has just gone live on the 3DS' eShop.


Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.
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