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 footage taken from the recent 3DS release, which is an updated port of the 2010 Wii original.

You can view the commercial — and appreciate Blessed's dulcet tones — below. Let us know if you've picked the game up, and what you think of it.