Today's Nintendo Download Update news for Europe brought a few welcome surprises for Virtual Console fans, including confirmation that this week will bring us the Super NES classic Donkey Kong Country and the VC début of Donkey Kong Land. The good news didn't stop there for DK fans, however.

As the detail was buried within promotion prices for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, some may have missed the fact that the next two updates will bring more retro DK platforming, in what's certainly a Rare treat. The following titles are on the way to the Wii U and 3DS.

Wii U


The arrival of the Game Boy series of games on the 3DS is particularly welcome for those that missed out on them in the '90s — or weren't even born yet; they were Rare's portable entries that accompanied the better-known SNES titles.

Are you looking forward to these arrivals in the coming weeks? Let us know.