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 have fun and, ultimately, indulge in the casual fantasy of it all. This particular launch party featured some neat looking displays of the history of DK, while there was lots of posing with the mascot himself — we can imagine the individual in the suit got a tad warm.

A fan filmed the event, of course, which is posted for your amusement below.