Donkey Kong Country Returns HD has been announced for the Nintendo Switch. This is an HD remake of the original game from the Wii, and will also include some additional levels from the 3DS version of the game. It’ll be available on January 16th, 2025, and in the video above you can see how this Switch revamp stacks up against the Wii original.

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.

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1M ago

I appreciate the comparison from Wii to Switch, cause thats what I wanted to see, but from what Im seeing, its a tiny bit better, but falls into the "meh" category of upgrades for me. Excellent game though