Donkey Kong Country Returns returns: 3DS remake coming

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.


  • greg-hakes - February 15, 2013 8:56 p.m.

    This Game will be awesome on the 3DS, Just Bring it.....
  • iluvpkmnmonday - February 15, 2013 10:06 a.m.

    DKC Returns has always been on my list of games to buy that I never got around too. Getting to play it and not have to use the damn Wiimote could be the push I need to finally buy it.
  • BladedFalcon - February 14, 2013 11:32 a.m.

    o.O HOLY HELL YES!!! As someone that didn't own a wii, DKR was one of the main games I did wish I could have played, the fact that they are remaking it for the 3DS makes me infinitely happy! :3 (And yay for no waggle! What little interactions I've had with the wii made me convinced that waggle was utterly detrimental to games.) If I may be honest, this latest Nintendo Direct has been far more pleasant than the previous one to me XD
  • Redeater - February 14, 2013 11:07 a.m.

    No waggle??? Thank God! The fact that they completely skipped adding the classic controller was a slap in the face. There are two types of people. Those who tried to complete any of the time trials and those who didn't mind the waggle.
  • shawksta - February 14, 2013 11:16 a.m.

    I didnt mind the waggle, and i did complete time trials U WUT MATE GET ON MY LEVEL Seriously though, i know how people feel about the waggle and how its hard for them, good thing this came along for those people.
  • shawksta - February 14, 2013 10:49 a.m.

    "Returns Returns" Cant tell if mistake or purpose pun XD
  • J-Fid - February 14, 2013 10:13 a.m.

    Wait, I still have to play my Wii version.
  • shawksta - February 14, 2013 9:46 a.m.

    If there's 1 good thing about it, its that you can basically play the game WITHOUT Waggle, one of Bretts complaints that i personality didnt have in his review and others in general

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