Go Bananas For Japan’s Donkey Kong Country Returns Trailer

By Ishaan . November 10, 2010 . 9:26am


Donkey Kong Country Returns is out November 21st in North America, but Japan will have to wait until three weeks later — they get the game on December 9th. Today, Nintendo opened a Japanese website for the game.


In Japan, Nintendo are simply calling the game Donkey Kong Returns. Here, compare the Japanese trailer to the latest English one to see if you can spot any stylistic differences.

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  • Now this is Nintendo! This is perhaps the best Wii game that they have ever created in recent years, look at how stunning it is, and the music was as awesome as ever. The game looks fun, looks somewhat challenging (hopefully people write walkthroughs fast upon release), and is simply put, just fantastic! This is truly a game that everyone who owns a Wii ought to get! So much epicness emanated from this video that is has left me in a dazed state! Simply awesome!!!!

  • Letiumtide

    I am so sad that this is coming out right in the middle of college crunch for me. I have so much work to do that I don’t know how much time I’ll be able to dedicate to this, but I will definitely be playing it for some downtime and respite.

  • RupanIII

    Just basing this on the trailer but this looks like how you do a proper ‘reboot’ or whatever you want to call it. Updated in ways, but retaining the feel/gameplay of the original

  • Tokyo Guy

    You know I can’t help but laugh at how Nintendo tries to make it seem like it cares about the foreign gaming audiences by throwing it the occasional bone like early releases (even with the original DS coming out in North America BEFORE Japan), but when push comes to shove the company is all about Japan.

    With that said, I loved the Donkey Kong Country SFC games (the same can not be said about the crap Rare made for the N64). I sure do hope that this turns out to be just as good in light of Rare not having anything to do with it…

  • Tokyo Guy

    Actually the other key thing this game needs is good music. One of the main reasons I will actually go back to play the games (on Virtual Console) is because of the music. DKC2 had arguably the best music ever, and Bramble Scramble (or whatever it’s called) comes to mind immediately, as does Kannon’s Klaim, and many others.

    On a side note, am I the only one who actually hated the DKC3 original music but LOVED the GBA port’s music?

  • Joanna

    Never owned a SNES but I did play DKC2 at a friend’s house and liked it. The trailer brings back memories, which means it has done what it set out to do. :)

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