Donkey Kong Country Returns is Retro Studio's take on the graceful gorilla's platforming antics, and judging from our E3 First Impressions it's going to be a cracker. These new screenshots from Nintendo certainly prove it won't be a slouch in the graphics department too.

The shots show off the game's two-player co-operative mode, with Diddy and Donkey teaming up to take on everything from giant spiky balls to hungry hungry sharks.

Donkey Kong Country Returns is out on November 21st in North America, and reaches Europe on December 3rd.