Nintendo just announced some exciting news. Donkey Kong Country is be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
The 1994 Donkey Kong classic, developed by Rare will be included in the Switch Online's catalogue of retro games on 15th July.
Three more titles will be added to the #NES & #SNES – #NintendoSwitchOnline collection on 7/15, including #DonkeyKong Country!
Super NES – Nintendo Switch Online:
・Donkey Kong Country
・Natsume Championship Wrestling
NES – Nintendo Switch Online:
・The Immortal pic.twitter.com/dNQ5A1yQhD
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 8, 2020
The side-scrolling platformer is the most obvious absence from the Switch Online subscription service. The addition of Donkey Kong Country more than likely paves the way for the addition of its two sequels.
The Super Nintendo classic built on the successful gorilla franchise which was first conceived back in 1981. The reboot follows an older Donkey Kong as he returns to Donkey Kong Island, passing his title on to his grandson.
The action kicks off as King K. Rool invades the island with his reptilian crew of Kremlings, stealing all of the island's bananas. The younger King Kong, with the help of his nephew Diddy, must set out to defeat their adversaries and retrieve their banana.
Donkey Kong Country was released in November 1994 to critical acclaim. It sold nine million copies worldwide making it the third best-selling SNES game. You play as two characters - Donkey and Diddy. You jump and roll your way through different stages, avoiding pits and enemies. It's a simple masterpiece. Not to mention, it has one of the best soundtracks of any game ever.
The more obscure titles also being added to the Switch service include Natsume Championship Wrestling and The Immortal.
According to Nintendo, this raises the total number of games available on the Switch Online service to 85. We're very excited about this Donkey Kong classic being added to the service. Are you as excited as us?