Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

2013

System
3DS
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Monster Games

8.3

Game Rating

User Ratings: 118

Our Review: 9/10

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D News

April2017

  • News New Nintendo Selects 3DS Games Coming to Australia

    New line launches 11th May

    If you're from the land down under and like saving pennies, then you'll be pleased to learn that four new Nintendo Selects titles will be added to the Nintendo 3DS lineup in Australia, with each game being available to purchase for AU $29.95. Below you can find each game as well as a brief description provided by...

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  • Feature The Ten Best 3DS Games For Your Kids This Summer

    Child's play

    Nintendo's 3DS family of console owes its success to its uncanny ability to appeal to players of all ages, but like so many of the company's products, the core of the range is designed around appealing to the younger end of the spectrum. Like the DS before it, the 3DS — and its sibling, the 2DS — is proving to be the perfect...

June2014

  • News "Play Nintendo" Tour Rolling Through the U.S. this Summer

    Play 2DS/3DS games! Sit in Yoshi eggs! Poke Kirby!

    To "play Nintendo" was once a phrase attributed to the use of just about any electronic entertainment device. Not so much anymore, with the wider variety of choices out there, but Nintendo is bringing the term back somewhat with a 12-city summer tour. The Play Nintendo Tour, running from 6th...

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July2013

  • News Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Retains Third Spot in UK Charts

    New Leaf is just one place behind

    There was a time in the earlier days of the 3DS when new game releases, even first-party titles, would flirt with the UK all-format top ten on their debut week and drop away rather quickly afterwards. Momentum wasn't a word often uttered, as the system strove to establish a user base and challenge the big boys...

  • News 3DS and Animal Crossing: New Leaf Drive Strong U.S. Sales in June

    Over 500,000 copies of New Leaf sold last month

    Today is NPD results day, where physical retail sales for the U.S. are combined with select information that manufacturers decide to provide. In the case of Nintendo, the company has been more than happy to outline its successes in June, largely driven by the 3DS and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. For...

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Catches Enough UK Sales for the Bronze Prize

    Hanging tough

    The latest UK chart results are here, and they make nice reading once again for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as it secures third place after two weeks in second spot. While the number one spot has eluded it due to The Last of Us performing well on PS3, it's nevertheless been an impressive run for the title in the UK market; it should...

June2013

  • News Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Knocked Off The Top Spot in Japanese Sales Charts

    The 3DS continues to dominate both software and hardware charts

    Last week saw Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D swing into pole position in the Japanese sales charts in its first week of release. The title was one of five 3DS games placed in the top five but that dominance is now over as the PlayStation 3 title The Last of Us fought through the hoards...

  • News Animal Crossing: New Leaf Secures Second in the UK Charts, Again

    A fine performance from the 3DS exclusive

    Animal Crossing: New Leaf is hot stuff right now, earning Nintendo plenty of Bells as it continues to attract gamers and cause obsessions over fossils, tree shaking and the latest cool hats available to buy. It's not often a title as quirky and twee as New Leaf sells in big numbers and engages gamers of...

  • News Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Swings In At Number One In Japanese Sales Charts

    Nintendo celebrating an all 3DS top five

    Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has only just made it over to Japan and the 3DS title has swung right into number one position in the sales charts after shifting 104,569 units. It takes the place of Tomodachi Collection: New Life, which has been a consistent seller for Nintendo in the Land of the Rising...

  • News 3DS Tops NPD Hardware Sales for May

    Software results at lowest since May 2000

    It's that time again, with the NPD results showing us how game software and hardware sold in the U.S. during May. The headline result, from a Nintendo perspective, is that the 3DS was the highest selling hardware system for the month; no firm number was given, so it's only known that it was more than the...

  • News Luigi's Mansion 2 Scares Its Way Back Into the UK Top 10

    Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate sneaks into the top 40

    It's UK chart day, once again, and we have more 3DS success stories to share, as two of Nintendo's notable recent releases continue to show strong momentum in the top 10. Luigi's Mansion 2 has spooked enough consumers to climb back up to 8th in the all-format chart and become the highest placed 3DS...

  • News Prince Vultan Soars Onto UK Television To Promote Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

    Larger-than-life actor Brian Blessed voices new TV advert

    Legendary British actor Brian Blessed has lent his unique vocal talents to the UK television advert for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Blessed, who has starred in Flash Gordon, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, bellows over the top of gameplay...

  • News Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Maintains Top Ten 3DS Run

    Clinging on at number eight

    UKIE has issued the UK all-format software charts for last week, and confirmation of Donkey Kong Country Returns coming in eighth place — three down from its debut week — means another week with a 3DS exclusive in the UK top 10; we've now had quite a few consecutive weeks where that's been the case. Elsewhere,...

  • Feature Our Top 10 3DS Games - Summer 2013

    The favourites so far

    With E3 2013 now a little over a week away, we expect a lot of talk to focus on the Wii U and its competitors, as the home consoles prepare for a battle at the retailers this Holiday season. And yet, we feel we should take another opportunity at this juncture to show some love for the 3DS, the handheld that overcame a rocky...

  • Video Check Out Donkey Kong at this Nintendo World Launch Event

    Credit to the guy in the outfit

    The Nintendo World store in New York recently hosted a launch event for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, where attendees had the chance to enjoy other games featuring the mascot, pick up some goodie bags and meet the ape himself. Events such as these, as well as expos and similar occasions, give gamers a chance to...

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  • News Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D's Beastly Block Size Revealed

    Clear your fridge of any loose bananas

    Players looking to download Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D from the eShop in May should get a sizable SD card ready. We can confirm that the platformer, a remake of the Retro-developed Wii hit, weighs in at a hefty 17,693 blocks, making it one of the largest downloads in the eShop — for comparison Monster...

  • Event Nintendo UK 3DS Showcase

    We sample the best 2013 has to offer

    Last week we were invited to a Nintendo 3DS showcase to get first-hand impressions of some of the upcoming releases in the next few months for Nintendo’s handheld, as well as a demo of the recently announced 3DS Zelda game. We've already previewed a number of these titles in detail from a similar event in San...

  • News Nintendo of Europe Offers Free Game in "So Many Games!" Promotion

    Register three and get a fourth free

    In recent months we've seen Nintendo — both in Europe and North America — offer the incentive of a free game for those registering a 3DS XL. Nintendo of Europe is now stepping up with an enticing new offer featuring a list of eight retail games (both current and to be released); it's very simple, if you...

  • First Impressions Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

    Jungle boogie

    Retro's fantastic Donkey Kong Country Returns is a known quantity by now, so when we had the chance to go hands-on with the 3DS port in San Francisco recently we weren't exactly overcome with sweeping revelation. It was a great game on Wii and, unsurprisingly, that same great game translates very well to a handheld. Those who’ve...

  • News New Mode And Items Confirmed For Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

    Also features eight exclusive levels

    We recently touched upon a product listing for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on the Nintendo UK website, which revealed some new elements for the 3DS port, including an easy mode and new items. These features were confirmed during today's 3DS-focused Nintendo Direct, where Satoru Iwata called the game a...

  • News Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Has Local Co-op Play And An Easy Mode

    There's also a "brand new surprise" in store

    Back in February, Nintendo announced the popular Wii game Donkey Kong Country Returns is being remade for the 3DS. The upcoming title - appropriately named Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D - is being developed by Monster Games and will largely be the same game but with the inclusion of 3D visuals...

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