With the release of the Switch’s Mario vs. Donkey Kong remake just around the corner on February 16th, Nintendo’s been dropping a few new videos and bits of info lately. While we saw a larger new trailer a couple of weeks ago, a very short new video on the company’s socials has given us a pretty good look at one of the game’s brand-new additions – co-operative play.
Co-op play comes to the game as part of the suite of approachability features that Nintendo’s modern releases tend to ship with. While the game will also sport a new casual difficulty mode, those players hoping for an extra pair of hands to help with puzzles will have Toad available for a second player to control. Check it out in action:
Find out if two heads really are better than one in #MarioDonkeyKong's new co-op mode! Pass a controller to a friend and tackle the puzzle-platforming challenges together (and let Toad get a bit of glory too!). pic.twitter.com/6pti41xjM8
Mario vs. Donkey Kong will also come with two new worlds, time trials for every level and updated bonus stages in the mix.
Here’s what Nintendo’s official website has to say about the Mario vs. Donkey Kong remake:
“Donkey Kong has stolen all the Mini-Mario toys from the factory, and it’s up to Mario to get them back! Run, jump, and backflip your way to retrieving them across over 130 levels in this puzzle-style twist on classic platforming action.
“The rivalry that originally heated up on the Game Boy Advance system returns on the Nintendo Switch system with newly added co-op play, brand-new worlds, updated music and visuals, and other new ways to play.”