Nintendo has revealed that Donkey Kong will be coming to the Wii for the first time. Donkey Kong Country Returns will be available from 2 December 2010 for $99.95.
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Retro Studios faithfully restores Donkey Kong in a new side-scrolling action game for Wii and features everything that made the original series great. Donkey Kong Country Returns brings the popular series to Wii, but with levels created in fully rendered layered environments.
For the first time ever, the franchise features the ability for two people to play together at the same time – one as Donkey Kong, and one as Diddy Kong. Players can navigate the levels separately or as one unit. Diddy Kong can ride on Donkey Kong’s back and hop off whenever he pleases, which allows new players to ride on Donkey Kong’s back through more challenging areas of the game.
The story-line for Donkey Kong Country Returns starts with Donkey Kong Island being controlled by a group of evil Tiki Tak Tribes. The animals in Donkey Kong Island have raided Donkey Kong’s Banana Hoard and stolen his stash of bananas – and he wants them back.
While seeing a return of the characters’ traditional moves, Donkey Kong Country Returns offers some new additions; both Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong now have the ability to cling to grass covered walls and ceilings. Diddy Kong also has the ability to hover with his Barrel Jet and shoot peanuts from his Peanut Popgun. Players can also shake the Wii Remote to make Donkey Kong pound the ground, roll on enemies and blow air.
Donkey Kong Country Returns will be available from 2 December for $99.95