Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D gets 3DS-exclusive content, 'easy' option

Nintendo teases a 'brand new surprise' awaiting 3DS owners

Nintendo has revealed that the 3DS version of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will contain new content not in the Wii original.


As before, each level will contain letter collectibles that spell K-O-N-G. Collecting all of these along with puzzle pieces hidden in each stage and you will unlock 'extra content' like the more challenging Trophy levels.

Beat every Trophy level and Nintendo says a "brand new surprise awaits".

The 3DS version will also have a new 'easier' option for less experienced gamers that will give the Kongs three hearts instead of two. You'll also be able to spend Banana Coins on items from Cranky Kong to "help save you from falls, allow the Mine Cart and Rocket Barrel to take a second hit, and even let you use a DK Barrel whenever you like."

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will release on 3DS in Europe on May 24, Nintendo confirmed recently.

We gave the Wii original an 8.8/10 score in a praising review in which we called it "an impressive, worthy successor to the classic Super NES series".