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Donkey Kong Country Returns HD Is Coming To Switch In 2025

DK! Donkey Kong (Country Returns) is here!

Nintendo aired its promised June Nintendo Direct overnight, giving us around 40 minutes of new announcements, updates, trailers and releases for the Switch.

One welcome new announcement is the upcoming release of Donkey Kong Country Returns HD – a newly-minted port of the Wii classic that’s giving the game a HD makeover and also including the added levels from the later 3DS version.

It’ll be a bit of a wait for this one though, with a release date set for January 16th, 2025.

Take a look at the reveal trailer for Donkey Kong Country Returns HD below:

Here’s what Nintendo had to say about the game:

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Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are back for some ground-pounding action in this HD version of Donkey Kong Country Returns, originally released on the Wii system. 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 Jan. 16, 2025.