Glory be! Fifteen years of DK irrelevance has finally come to an end! Shit yes, in one of the highlights of Nintendo%26rsquo;s E3 2010 press conference it was announced that Donkey Kong Country will return in%26hellip; Donkey Kong Country Returns (Tentative title? Hope not!)
The Mighty Kong hasn%26rsquo;t been seen on a console starring in a true action game since Donkey Kong 64, let alone a sidescoller, which he%26rsquo;s been playably absent from for over a decade and a half! In the recent years, Rare%26rsquo;s spit-curl revamp of the gaming%26rsquo;s first primate has, sadly, been relegated to kart racers, clap simulators and pretty much solely responsible for keeping the GameCube Bongo peripheral on life support.
But who cares?! That%26rsquo;s all over now. And we%26rsquo;re ready to embrace the ape once again after watching DK and Diddy careen through all manner of, barrels, vines and mine cart levels to the tune of David Wise%26rsquo;s timeless Donkey Kong Country theme that hasn%26rsquo;t left our heads since 1994.
Obviously, GR%26rsquo;s stable of old farts went nuts for the hyper-colorful, 2.5D platformer wonderfully reminiscent of gaming days of yore. But it%26rsquo;s not as if nothing%26rsquo;s changed. The all too brief look from the conference saw DK vine-swingin%26rsquo; and barrel-blasting like the old days, but you can also see the guy do a double fisted ground-pound on a thorny reptile boss.
Above: Punch-Out!! was just practice
Come to think, Diddy look to be very equipped as well. Not only can he and DK work together to enact a vicious roll charge, but if you look closely during the vine swinging portion of the trailer, you can see the red-capped one clearly has a jetpack! Now, if you%26rsquo;ll excuse us, this bad boy is comingfor the Holidays, but it'splayable on Nintendo%26rsquo;s E3 showfloor right now!
Jun 15, 2010