Donkey Kong Country Returns HD Pre-orders Are Available Now 

Among the array of Switch ports unveiled during the recent Nintendo Direct event, one title stirred a wave of nostalgia—a Donkey Kong classic from the Wii era. The announcement of Donkey Kong Country Returns HD during this month’s showcase has reignited the excitement, with its release set for January 16, 2025. Switch players can now pre-order Donkey Kong Country Returns HD. 

The highly anticipated Donkey Kong Country Returns HD is available for pre-order. To secure your copy of the game, head over to the Nintendo Store or check out popular online retailers such as Best Buy and GameStop. The game is priced at $59.99, and although there are no pre-order bonuses or special editions, if you purchase from the Nintendo Store, you can take advantage of redeeming Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers.

Donkey Kong Country Returns HD is an exhilarating 2D platforming adventure where players guide Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong through a vibrant island. Their quest is to recover their cherished banana hoard, which the malevolent Tiki Tak Tribe has snatched. To triumph, players must vanquish foes, navigate through barrels, soar on rockets, ride mine carts and even Rambi the Rhino across 80 levels and nine worlds.

Players of Donkey Kong Country Returns HD will have the power to shape their gaming experience. They can choose to play the game as it was originally designed for the Wii, or they can add modifiers to ramp up the challenge or make their journey a bit smoother. Alongside the visual enhancements for the Nintendo Switch, players will also gain access to the additional levels created for the Nintendo 3DS version, adding even more depth to their adventure. 

Additionally, friends have the opportunity to engage in a dynamic multiplayer experience. They can select either Donkey or Diddy Kong and participate in a two-player local play. In this mode, Diddy can utilize his Peanut Popgun to take down foes and the Barrel Jet to float through the environment, while Donkey can showcase his traditional abilities like the Ground Pound and Barrel Roll.

Additionally, pre-orders for Mario & Luigi: Brothership, Super Mario Party Jamboree and The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom are live. Will you be pre-ordering Donkey Kong Country Returns HD? Let us know in the comments. 

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