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Donkey Kong Country Returns

This Friday, to be precise.

Get set to discover who will take the title of King of the Jungle this Christmas, when Donkey KongTM Country Returns launches on 3rd December, exclusively for Wii. From jungle to beach, caves to volcanoes, mine carts and swinging vines to exploding barrels, Donkey KongTM Country Returns will provide hours of adrenaline- fuelled fun for friends, family and Donkey KongTM fans alike in this all-new, multiplayer Wii game.

And for the first time ever in the series, with Donkey KongTM Country Returns you can partner with a mate, sibling, or other member of your family to play side-by-side as primate pals, Donkey KongTM and Diddy Kong, courtesy of a new co-operative two-player mode. Choose to act alone or pick your partner and work together in order to complete a fun-filled series of challenges, puzzles and tasks to reclaim Donkey Kong’s stolen banana stash!

In this all new, side-scrolling adventure, Donkey KongTM Country Returns players will be able to fully immerse themselves in the world of the dynamic duo, Donkey KongTM and Diddy Kong. In addition to the reappearance of popular features from the Donkey KongTM series, such as barrel cannons and riding mine carts, players will also be presented with new skills to master. With Donkey KongTM, players can use the motion controls to make him pound the ground, roll into enemies and blow air. Meanwhile, Diddy Kong can make use of a Barrel Jet which offers hovering abilities, as well as a Peanut Popgun, which he can use against enemies whilst hitching a ride on Donkey KongTM’s back – perfect for players who’ve got into the swing of things and want to offer a helping hand to a less-experienced partner.

As if mastering new moves, jumping, running and battling your way to the end of each level wasn’t enough, you’ll also need to keep your eyes peeled as each level contains secret areas and collectibles. If you collect the bonus objects which spell out K-O-N-G, you’ll be rewarded with something very special indeed. For those players wanting to set their pulses racing even faster, there’s a Time Attack mode which challenges you to complete the stage

as fast as possible in order to get a gold medal. But beware, anyone can challenge you in a bid to topple your best time – so you may find your sister, girlfriend, or even your dad, doing a Donkey KongTM Country Returns Time Attack victory dance this Christmas!

Get ready to take a walk on the wild side this winter when Donkey KongTM Country Returns launches across Europe on 3rd December, exclusively for Wii.


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About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its WiiTM home console and Nintendo DSTM family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment SystemTM, Nintendo has sold more than 3.5 billion video games and more than 577 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSiTM and Nintendo DSiTM XL, as well as the Game BoyTM, Game Boy Advance, Super NESTM, Nintendo 64TM and Nintendo GameCubeTM systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as MarioTM, Donkey KongTM, MetroidTM, ZeldaTM and PokémonTM. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.


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