Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest is at last coming to Switch as part of Switch Online's September 2020 selection of new NES and SNES games.
Nintendo revealed the new games late Tuesday evening in a tweet. Other SNES games being added to Switch Online include the puzzler Mario's Super Picross and beat-em-up The Peace Keepers, while SCAT: Special Cybernetic Attack Team is bolstering the NES catalog. All of the above will be available to Switch Online subscribers starting Wednesday, September 23.
More classic games are headed to #NES & #SNES – #NintendoSwitchOnline on 9/23! Super NES – Nintendo Switch Online• #DonkeyKong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest• Mario’s Super Picross• The Peace KeepersNES – Nintendo Switch Online• S.C.A.T.: Special Cybernetic Attack Team pic.twitter.com/69qbUtg3L4September 16, 2020
The sequel to Donkey Kong Country, which was added to Switch Online (opens in new tab) in July, follows Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong on their journey to rescue Donkey Kong from the clutches of King K. Rool. Like its predecessor, Donkey Kong Country 2 is extraordinarily challenging, though it's generally agreed upon that the sequel doesn't feel quite as unfair as the first. Better yet, Dixie Kong's more nimble movement and hovering ability made the gameplay more diverse.
Now that Switch Online is getting one of the SNES's finest games, you might be thinking of grabbing a subscription if you haven't already. If so, you can sign up for $4/£3.49 a month, $8/£7 every three months, or $20/£18 a year. That gets you not only the new games for September, but over 50 other NES games and over 30 other SNES games, some with enhancements like save states and bonus items.
Looking for more to play on the go? Don't miss our round-up of the best Switch games (opens in new tab) Nintendo has yet to come out with.