Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Enters UK Sales Charts at Number 5

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Seems like all that advertising work is paying off for Nintendo, since Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has reached the fifth spot on the top ten game sales chart in the UK.  Here’s the full list across all platforms: RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS – CAPCOM FIFA 13 – ELECTRONIC ARTS METRO LAST LIGHT – KOCH MEDIA DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE – KOCH MEDIA DONKEY KONG COUNTRY RETURNS – NINTENDO ASSASSIN’S CREED III – UBISOFT TOMB RAIDER – SQUARE ENIX EUROPE FAR CRY 3 – UBISOFT LUIGI’S MANSION 2 – NINTENDO LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER: THE CHASE BEGINS – NINTENDO As you can see, the top spot has gone to the Resident Evil Revelations remake, with the standard FIFA game holding steady at number […]

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Released!

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The game has been released in both North America and Europe today and can be bought as either a boxed game or a digital download from the eShop. It’s mostly the same as the original Wii game (same graphics and music, most of the same levels, same features), but it now has eight more levels in a bonus world found before the Golden Temple level in world 9 and an easy mode that lets you take more hits, recover from falls into bottomless pits and survive collisions in Mine Cart/Rocket Barrel levels. The game is out in all good video game stores and digitally, so if you want to buy it, now’s your chance. So, are you buying Donkey Kong […]

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D; All New Cloud Gateway Levels

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Thanks to Game Explain, here’s footage of the eight new levels in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, the ones accessible in the new ‘Cloud Gateway’ world prior to the Golden Temple: As you can see, they look pretty challenging with some clever new level design ideas, but perhaps not on their own worth spending the money on this version of the game for.  I did especially like all the clever ideas from the Forest level with the walls you can cling to and what not though. So there you have it, footage of all the new levels in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.  Is this enough to buy the game again for?  What do you think?

Nintendo World Store Hosting Animal Crossing and Donkey Kong Country Events

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To mark the release dates of both Animal Crossing New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, the Nintendo World Store in New York is hosting events for both games.  The Animal Crossing one will be held on June 8th 2013, from 9am to 1pm, a day prior to the game’s launch date in the US. And the Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D one will be hosted on June 1st from 12pm to 3pm.  Here are Nintendo’s official announcements for both games: Animal Crossing New Leaf: Great News! #NintendoWorld is having a super cool Animal Crossing: New Leaf event on 6/8 from 9am-1pm. See you there! #ACNL — Nintendo World Store (@Nintendo_World) May 22, 2013 Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D: […]

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Site Launches, new Trailers and Screens!

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Yes, the Japanese official site for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has now launched, and now has quite a few interesting new trailers and screenshots showing off all manner of cool stuff from the game.  First up, here’s the prologue video they use (music added by me): And here’s the new Japanese trailer for the game showing off all kinds of things: Finally, all the footage taken from the multiplayer section of the official site as compiled into one nice video: Next up, here are some pictures and art from the same website.  First on the list are screenshots: Which point out things like the new levels, extended health bar, Green Balloon item and other things. As well as this […]

Why is Donkey Kong Country Returns getting a 3DS Port?

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Rather than say, a new game?  Because while Donkey Kong Country Returns does seem like a good game to port to the 3DS because of how well the 3D effect works with the graphics depth and what not, it also seems like a bit of a waste at this point in the 3DS’ lifespan. Above: This looks good, but it doesn’t hide the fact we’ve played it already. It also makes me wonder how Donkey Kong has really ‘returned’ if the only thing he’s gotten since Returns in 2009 is a remake.  Remember Donkey Kong Country in Rare’s time?  Yeah, we got three seperate Donkey Kong Countrys and three Donkey Kong Land titles in about three years.  You’d think that […]

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D; New Screenshots

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Here are some new screenshots of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D.  There aren’t many new ones (and out of those I just selected the ones I felt were interesting enough to post), but the ones here do seem to show off some of the new levels and items well. First up, here’s a factory level from the game where DK is using the new balloon item to recover.  I think it’s the level ‘Slammin’ Steel’ from the original, although I’m not quite sure. And here’s the level with the giant Donkey Kong robot being assembled.  Not sure how this whole area works to be perfectly honest.  Do you find pieces by clearing out rooms in the level?  Why is Donkey […]

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D New Level Footage

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Right from Nintendo Direct, here’s some footage of the new world 9 levels in Donkey Kong Country Returns.  Enjoy! So what’s in each level?  Let’s break down the trailer and look at each one more carefully. First up, here’s what I presume is Mischievous Moles.  I assume this because the level looks very much like the icon for it on the map (see the second map picture in this article). As you can tell, it seems to be a cross between Bombs Away and Rickety Rails from the main adventure.  No idea what the new gimmick is here, but I’m going to assume it’s a spectacular one. Next up, here’s the level themed on world 1, Crushin’ Columns.  This level […]

May 17th Nintendo Direct; My Predictions

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Well, it’s that time again.  Nintendo have announced another Nintendo Direct at short notice (one which is being held on the 17th May 2013) and they’ve said both 3DS and Wii U games be shown, so I thought it was the perfect time to get writing down my Nintendo Direct predictions. Here are some games and series I predict will be shown in the upcoming Nintendo Direct. Wii U Game Predictions Game and Wario I would seriously eat my hat if this game doesn’t end up getting at least mentioned at Nintendo Direct tomorrow.  It’s being released in only about a month’s time, it’s had zero advertising from Nintendo for ages and needs some sort of hype to get the […]

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D; All World 9 Level Names Revealed!

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World 9 DKCR 3D

Want to know what kind of stuff awaits you in the new world 9 in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D?  Well here’s a list of all the new levels taken straight from Prima’s official guide.  It’s not much of a hint to what the content might be for each one, but hopefully you can figure out at least a bit of what each level entails.  Here’s the list: 9-1 Crushin’ Columns 9-2 Gushin’ Geysers 9-3 Spiky Surprise 9-4 Mischievous Moles 9-5 Topsy Turvy 9-6 Tar Ball Fall 9-7 Robo Factory 9-8 Lavawheel Volcano Above: This picture of world 9 confirms the list above. Finally, while it’s not listed above, the standard ‘Golden Temple’ is the ninth level in this world […]