Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Set For May Release [Update For EU]

By Ishaan . March 15, 2013 . 8:30am

Update: Europe is getting the game on the same day, May 24th, as well.


Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has a release date, Nintendo of America announced this morning. The game will be available on May 24th in the U.S.



Donkey Kong Country Returns was originally developed by Nintendo’s Retro Studios, the developer of the Metroid Prime series, for the Wii. Monster Games, who developed Excite Truck and PilotWings Resort, are handling the 3DS port.


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  • komiko12

    Haha.. is this legit?
    Nintendo.. advertising the 3DS to gorillas. Gaming has broken even the different-creature barrier.

    • TiredOfMyOldUsername

      Most likely legit since it was announced on their facebook pages.

    • Yup, that’s an image from their press site.

      • komiko12

        So the gorilla.. was actually holding a 3DS? That’s great..

        I think it would be so much better than teaching them how to smoke cigarettes.

        • kmantle

          A few years ago, someone tooks his DS XL to a zoo trip, and dropped it inside a gorillas cage
          Go google “gorilla ds”

          • komiko12

            checked the article… it was a funny old story,, but the image was perfect for promoting Donkey Kong.

          • maggosh

            Wrong type of gorilla.

    • That’s actually a picture from an older news thing in which a kid dropped his system into an enclosure and then one of the gorillas actually picked it up and examined it.

      • komiko12

        makes more sense.

  • I’m excited about this news. Always wanted to get the Wii version, but games for other platforms always came before it on my priority list (bad me, I know… Retro’s too awesome to give this treatment to XD). So, a May release… Well, there’s no other games releasing in May!

  • Zonic505

    Wow, just 2 more months? Guess they’ve been working on this port for quite some time. Been quite a great few months for the 3DS lately.

  • MikeTxn

    This reminds me, I still can’t find the story about a gorilla (i think) who played a gameboy that some kid dropped in a zoo.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    O_o even Gorrila does not want to miss 3DS lol.
    ……….i wonder that Gorilla there is currently RNG abusing Fire Emblem or not lol.

  • Perfect thumbnail, I love it.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    thats a DS XL lol loving the pic lol

  • $29082171

    Ishaan should do these creative thumbnails more often.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    So… can gorillas see 3D?

    • KingRuff

      3D is how they normally see everything so…yeah

      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        I mean if they can actually focus their eyes to actually get a full stereoscopic image on a screen.

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