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Donkey Kong Country Returns Review: It’s On Like Donkey Kong… Really, It’s On

Despite Donkey Kong practically kick-starting the Nintendo we know today, the franchise has been pushed to the side since the Super Nintendo days. Nintendo has been pumping out Mario titles like no other recently, Donkey Kong, on the other hand, has been chilling for the last five years after the release of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat for the Gamecube. Thankfully, Retro Studios has finally brought the gorilla back to star in an all new title, Donkey Kong Country Returns. With the developer’s lack of experience with platformers, things may have looked a little shaky to some fans. But rest assured, Donkey Kong Country Returns proves itself worthy of its name.

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Donkey Kong Country Returns Launching December 3rd in Europe

Europe, do you likeD as much as we do here in North America? Nintendo of Europe is betting that you do, as they have announced that Donkey Kong Country Returns will be launching December 3rd in Europe.

The title was announced back at E3 2010 and is being developed by Retro Studios, creators of the Metroid Prime series. The title features classic Donkey Kong Country side scrolling action for up to two players. North Americans can expect the title on November 21st, along with some fancy banana controller pouches.