Donkey Kong Country Returns HD

  • Couch Co-Op: 2 Players
  • + Co-Op Campaign
Donkey Kong Country Returns HD Announced for a January 2025 Switch Release
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Donkey Kong Country Returns HD Announced for a January 2025 Switch Release

Donkey and Diddy Kong's first proper co-op game is coming back to life on Switch.

The Donkey Kong Country series of platformers is delightful, but the games suffer from a lack of proper co-op. Nintendo and Retro Studios eventually released a proper co-op installment called Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii and 3DS. A lot of gamers missed that installment, alas. Luckily, Nintendo has now announced Donkey Kong Country Returns HD for Switch, giving a fresh generation of players a chance to get our Donkeys Konged.

Official description:

The villainous Tiki Tak Tribe has stolen Donkey Kong’s precious banana hoard and the Kongs are barreling after them in pursuit! Play solo, or with a buddy in local two-player co-op in an adventure brimming with hijinks where you can stomp obstacles, send mine carts careening, fly high on rocket barrels and even hitch a ride on Rambi the Rhino. Experience 80 a-peel-ing levels, including the additional ones from the Nintendo 3DS version, when Donkey Kong Country Returns HD swings onto Nintendo Switch.

Donkey Kong Country Returns HD

The chance to play a "lost" Donkey Kong Country sequel with HD graphics and 2-player local co-op is certainly exciting. Switch has already seen Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and the non-cooperative Mario vs. Donkey Kong, but Donkey Kong County Returns HD looks to play a bit more like the Super NES games that still hold a place in so many people's hearts.

Donkey Kong County Returns HD will arrive on Switch on January 25, 2025.