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News: Drool Over This Donkey Kong Country Returns Concept Art

Drool Over This Donkey Kong Country Returns Concept Art

Then throw a barrel maybe

The art style in Donkey Kong Country Returns is pitch-perfect, showing respect to the gorilla's history and containing countless tiny references to his previous outings as well as other Retro Studios titles. The concept art that went into producing this unique art style is every bit as impressive as you'd expect, particularly the radically different design for DK himself;..

News: Latest Iwata Asks Opens Eyes to Nintendo's Tough Standards

Latest Iwata Asks Opens Eyes to Nintendo's Tough Standards

Retro Studios in the hot seat

Donkey Kong Country Returns developer Retro Studios recently sat down with Nintendo top man Satoru Iwata to discuss the game's development and the difficulties of long-distance relationships. The Texas-based studio spoke of the inherent troubles of 5am teleconferences with Japanese producer Risa Tabata, who often would be bright and energetic much to the team's..

News: Lots of Monkey Business in New Donkey Kong Country Returns Trailer

Lots of Monkey Business in New Donkey Kong Country Returns Trailer

Ape escapade

It's not long until Donkey Kong Country Returns bashes its way into the paths of Wii owners, riding their hearts like a minecart through a cave filled with nostalgic memories. This new trailer should help to stir up recollections of those 16-bit glory days, filled as it is with 2D platforming capers, catchy music and the series' trademark spirit. North America rolls out the barrel for..

News: If Donkey Kong Country Returns is Too Hard, Use Super Guide

If Donkey Kong Country Returns is Too Hard, Use Super Guide

Like the Force, only more monkey-like

Remember the controversial Super Guide from New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2? If not, it's one of Nintendo's newest software features to keep gamers interested by allowing them to proceed past difficult parts of stages if they lose too many lives there. Whether you liked it or not it's here to...

News: New Donkey Kong Country Returns Trailer Shows Mine Cart Madness

New Donkey Kong Country Returns Trailer Shows Mine Cart Madness

And plenty of other madness too, in fact

Two gorillas walking on a whale, hopping on hippos and riding a rocket barrel: it's all here in this new trailer for Donkey Kong Country Returns. Retro Studio's upcoming revival is looking pretty sweet, and it's not long until gamers can tussle with the apes: Donkey Kong returns on November 21st in North...

Rumour: Retro Bringing Back Donkey Kong

Retro Bringing Back Donkey Kong

Maybe he's finally coming back to kick some tail

Most famous for its Metroid Prime series of course, Retro Studios has been rather quiet since completing work on Samus's first person odyssey, with nary a snifter of information slipping from its Texan headquarters. Here's an intriguing rumour courtesy of IGN, however: the studio is working on...

News: Metroid is the Citizen Kane of Games

Metroid is the Citizen Kane of Games

Comparison confuses design director

Outside of the gaming media, videogames rarely find much airspace, and at times suffer large-scale ‘video nasty’ shock stories. However, when ABC News ran a favourable webcast, comparing Metroid Prime Trilogy to Orson Welles' renowned cinematic classic Citizen Kane, Mark Pacini, the series' design director, was shocked by the report. I found out about it..

News: Corruption Saves Incompatible with Metroid Trilogy

Corruption Saves Incompatible with Metroid Trilogy

Sorry guys - your old Metroid Prime 3 save files won't work

Developer Retro Studios confirmed that save files from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption will remain incompatible with the forthcoming space bounty hunter epic Metroid Prime Trilogy. The studio had this to say: Due to the way the game data is allocated for production and the changes that we made in the source code, we were unfortunately unable..

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