Rare's Donkey Kong Country trilogy is a collection of three absolutely classic games, so there was obviously plenty of trepidation when Donkey Kong Country Returns was announced back at E3 in 2010. However, if there were ever a capable studio, it would be Retro Studios, and the development team did an excellent job of revitalizing the classic sidescroller for a new generation.

While the game has been available on the eShop in Europe for several months now, it's only been made available to North Americans as a rather expensive My Nintendo reward, which is no longer available on the site. Fortunately, for those of you that didn't snag it in time, it will be sold this week on the eShop as a Wii retail download for the standard $20.

What do you think? Will you be picking this up? How do you think it compared to the originals? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

[via nintendo.com]