Nintendo confirms Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D’s file size

donkey_kong_country_returnsIf you’ve been planning on downloading Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D when it’s released on 24th May, you’ll be pleased to hear that its file size has been confirmed.

Weighing in at a whopping 17,693 blocks, Monster Games’ port – which features a ‘New Mode’ catered towards handheld play – is surprisingly a larger download than Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate; with an estimated 2.16GB file size meaning owners of the original Nintendo 3DS model are required to upgrade from the bundled 2GB SD Card.


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Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D to feature an easy mode for newcomers

donkey_kong_country_returns_3dRetro Studios’ first non-Metroid Prime game was 2010’s challenging Wii platformer, Donkey Kong Country Returns. It was so challenging, in fact, that it included Nintendo’s ‘Super Guide’ feature – which made its début in New Super Mario Bros. Wii – whereby Super Kong offered to take over and show you how to get past a troublesome part of a stage should you die eight times consequently. Continue reading

News: Donkey Kong Country blasting onto Nintendo 3DS

donkey_kong_country_returns_3dDonkey Kong Country Returns 3D! No, we couldn’t believe it either, but one of our favourite Wii games is making the leap into the third dimension.

Presumably developed by Retro Studios (although this remains unconfirmed for now) a new side-scrolling Donkey Kong Country title “built from the ground up for Nintendo 3DS” is set to make its handheld debut this Summer.

To show off the game’s stunning 3D environments, you should be able to find a 3D trailer for the game in the Nintendo eShop later on today.