Nintendo of Europe has announced that Rare’s Donkey Kong Country trilogy and Donkey Kong Land trilogy will be releasing on the Wii and 3DS this month! If you recall, the DKC games were removed a couple of years ago from all virtual consoles, likely due to some legal setbacks between Nintendo, Rare and Microsoft. It’s great to see the trilogy coming back! This will also be the first time that the Donkey Kong Land games have been re-released outside of their original Game Boy versions in the 90s. No news yet if they will be coming to North America, but chances are mighty high that they will. Release dates, pricing and official Virtual Console descriptions after the jump!
Donkey Kong Country will be released on Nintendo eShop on 16/10/2014, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest on 23/10/2014 and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double TroubleTM on 30/10/2014.
Donkey Kong Country (Nintendo, SNES VC) – €7.99/£5.49
In 1994, at the dawn of 32-bit consoles, one game blew away the competition with its pre-rendered 3D graphics, cartoon-quality animation and atmospheric music – on the 16-bit Super NES! Donkey Kong Country breathed new life into the character of Donkey Kong, and introduced gamers to Diddy Kong, Cranky Kong and bad guys the Kremlings. Join Donkey Kong and Diddy on a quest to recover their stolen banana hoard. Traverse more than 30 challenging levels, take a ride on animal buddies and survive the madcap mine cart sequences. You’d be bananas not to play Donkey Kong Country!
Donkey Kong Land will be released on Nintendo eShop on 16/10/2014, Donkey Kong Land 2 on 23/10/2014 and Donkey Kong Land III on 30/10/2014.
Donkey Kong Land (Nintendo, GB VC) – €3.99/£3.59
Donkey Kong teams up with his sidekick, Diddy Kong, on a new adventure in this platformer inspired by the classic Donkey Kong CountryTM. Face flying pigs, deadly Zingers and reptilian Kremlings, as you journey through a mysterious pirate ship, perilous snow, an unbelievable underwater temple and crazy capers in the sky. Fun fact: the original Game Boy version was released with a special banana-yellow Game Pak!