Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is coming to the 3DS

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Donkey Kong Country

I’m slapping the ground and rolling into barrels over this news.

During a streaming video presentation this morning, Nintendo revealed it would re-release developer Retro’s Donkey Kong Country Returns for the 3DS. This challenging 2D platformer starring the famous primate was previously available for the Wii.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is due out this summer. A 3D trailer debuts on the handheld’s eShop today.

Donkey Kong Country started as a Super Nintendo franchise. It brought the titular ape into what was modern gaming at that time. Retro’s take on the franchise was well received, but many consider it one of the hardest games on the Wii console.

Click here for our full coverage of today’s Nintendo Direct.