PilotWings Resort Developer Working On Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

By Ishaan . March 8, 2013 . 8:30am

Donkey Kong Country Returns is getting a Nintendo 3DS port, and a rating on the Australian Classification Board tells us who the developer is.


Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is being developed by Monster Games, the developer behind Excite Truck and Excitebots on the Wii and PilotWings Resort on the Nintendo 3DS.


Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is planned for release this Summer. You can view screenshots of the game here.


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  • XiaomuArisu

    So…its the just the wiigame for the 3ds…lame

    • SolidusSnake

      It’s nice for people who love DKC, never bought a wii, yet own a 3DS. I wonder how the game holds up compared to the classic snes titles?

      • NeoAthanasius

        It holds up much better in my opinion! DKCR is an excellent, challenging game. Its one of my favorite Wii games.

        • SolidusSnake

          Better than DKC2? :o

          I dunno about that, mon, but I’ll surely give it a go! Got lots of fond memories of fighting King K. rool over the golden hoard :D

          • NimbusStev

            No way is it anywhere near DKC2! No underwater levels and a terrible control scheme that requires you to waggle your controller to roll (which will thankfully be fixed with this remake). It also lacks the #1 feature of the original DKCs: a soundtrack by David Wise. The new game is fun but I certainly wouldn’t say it’s better than any of the original trilogy.

          • Göran Isacson

            Ooh, is David Wise the guy who wrote the original DKC trilogys music? That is definitely a name I will remember, for his tunes were SO boss. Krools Boss Theme, that Bramble tune, the song in the giant bee hive… so damn good.

          • NimbusStev

            Yeah, and in my opinion the music is what really made those games. Some of the instruments he used are just brilliant. One of my favorite soundtracks of all time!

      • Zero_Destiny

        It’s pretty fun, a bit easier though; from what I remember it was somewhat like how the New Super Mario Bros games are easier then the old school platformers. I mostly played it with my nephew, so never really beat the game but we got far into it. Thankfully I didn’t find it to be as bad as the NSMB games, it can help you speed thru levels you suck at, but the challenge is still there and you don’t have to use the option if you don’t wanna.

        The only really annoying nitpick I got is that you had to use the Nunchuck and then shake it around to ground pound instead of just using a button. I really just wished I could hold the Wiimote sideways/use a classic controller. Hopefully the 3DS version fixes that, though now I jinxed it and you’ll have to shake the 3DS violently around. lol But yeah minor gripe aside it was a good 2.5D platformer, one of the better ones on Wii, which was full of some great platformers. Boy and his Blob is still one of my favs. <3

        • Barrylocke89

          TBH, I found it to be HARDER than the old DKC games. I suppose it could be because I’ve had experience than those games though.

          Also, there actually is an option to hold the Wii Remote sideways, though I don’t think there’s a classic controller option. Sideways remote does make the groundpound/rolling easier, though you still have to shake it.

      • $29082171

        I like it way more than DKC1 and 3 though I still prefer DKC2 somewhat.

        It’s the fact that it manages to be harder than the originals, especially the special unlockable levels. It’s beautiful too, most of the time the stage will be getting destroyed around you in order to create structures that allow progression.

    • I haven’t gotten around to buying the original so I appreciate the handheld version.

  • Ethan_Twain

    So this means that we still have no notion what Retro Studios is up to – which is super exciting! Those folks are the only development team I will buy from unconditionally. The downside is that we’re unlikely to see a new Excite racer from Monster games, but I had kind of already accepted that. Who’s even heard of Excitebots? I love it, but I only discovered it by accident. Online is barren, it’s not really talked about… it’s a good game but it came too late into the Wii’s lifespan to have much of a chance.

    Has anyone else here played Excitebots?

    • pimpalicious

      I liked it a lot, just wished it had 4-player splitscreen instead of just 2.

      • Ethan_Twain

        Hey, somebody else DID play it! Awesome!

        I dunno about 4 player local co-op though… could you play that game on less than half a TV screen? I feel like maybe the game is a bit too chaotic for that. Maybe if you just had a really big TV :)

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I really wanted DK 64, man that would have been hyped

    • Hinataharem

      Its too bad that it’s Rare’s game.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        So was Diddy Kong racing but that got a remake on the DS

        • pimpalicious

          That Nintendo removed the DKC games from the VC shows there may be new problems surfacing with those games.

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