It's on like you-know-who in Donkey Kong Country Returns!

It's on like you-know-who in Donkey Kong Country Returns!

To celebrate the launch of Donkey Kong Country Returns, “The Tsunami” Takeru Kobayashi, the king of competitive eating, took on Nintendo’s latest game in a banana eating challenge issued by Nintendo of Canada. The event took place at RioCan Yonge Eglinton Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Saturday November 20, 2010. Kobayashi was able to scarf down a total of 16 bananas in only 60 seconds, a feat everyone's favorite tie-wearing primate would be proud of.


Long-Awaited Return of Classic Series Delivers Two-Player Co-Op Action, Lush Graphics and Hidden Content to Discover

It's on like you-know-who in Donkey Kong Country Returns!
Vancouver, BC., Nov. 22, 2010 – One of the most iconic characters in video game history is making a triumphant, chest-pounding return just in time for the holidays. The game Donkey Kong Country™ Returns is now available exclusively for the Wii™ system, giving new and experienced players a wild new way to get acquainted with the legendary Donkey Kong™. Combining imaginative new features and dynamic motion controls with classic elements from the original Donkey Kong Country games for Super NES™, this side-scrolling jungle adventure also marks the first time in the series that friends can play together in a cooperative two-player mode.

Donkey Kong Country Returns takes place on scenic Donkey Kong Island, where the mischievous Tiki Tak Tribe has plundered Donkey Kong's banana stash. Players use either the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers or a single Wii Remote held horizontally to maneuver the famous ape as he runs, jumps and climbs on a quest to recover the stolen bananas. Players can feel the power of Donkey Kong by shaking the controllers to perform moves such as the mighty Ground Pound or forward-tumbling Barrel Roll as they advance through more than 70 beautifully rendered levels. The new simultaneous two-player mode lets a second player (with his or her own Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller or Wii Remote held horizontally) swing into action as Donkey Kong's agile sidekick, Diddy Kong™, whose special talents include riding high on Donkey Kong's back, using his Barrel Jet to defy gravity and firing his Peanut Popgun.

It's on like you-know-who in Donkey Kong Country Returns!
"Players of every generation know they can count on Donkey Kong to deliver timeless video game experiences, and with Donkey Kong Country Returns, they can also pair up with a friend and enjoy the fun together," said Ron Bertram, Nintendo of Canada’s vice-president and general manager. "Whether you're a longtime fan or just getting your first video game console, Donkey Kong's latest jungle adventure is right at home on Wii with collaborative multiplayer action, fun motion controls and colourful worlds to explore."

The creatively designed levels in Donkey Kong Country Returns contain loads of hidden items for players to discover, keeping them coming back for more to uncover all of Donkey Kong Island's secrets. By finding hidden puzzle pieces and collecting "K-O-N-G Letters," players can unlock fun enhancements like new stages and behind-the-scenes concept art as they progress through the game. Donkey Kong Country Returns also includes a built-in Super Guide feature, which players of all kinds can activate to help make it through tricky levels.

The Donkey Kong character was originally created by veteran Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, and first appeared in the 1981 arcade classic Donkey Kong, which also marked the debut of Mario™ (then known as Jumpman). Donkey Kong has since been featured in countless games across multiple console and hand-held platforms, selling a combined total of more than 49 million units worldwide to date.

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