Seems like all that advertising work is paying off for Nintendo, since Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has reached the fifth spot on the top ten game sales chart in the UK. Here’s the full list across all platforms:
RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS – CAPCOM
FIFA 13 – ELECTRONIC ARTS
METRO LAST LIGHT – KOCH MEDIA
DEAD ISLAND: RIPTIDE – KOCH MEDIA
DONKEY KONG COUNTRY RETURNS – NINTENDO
ASSASSIN’S CREED III – UBISOFT
TOMB RAIDER – SQUARE ENIX EUROPE
FAR CRY 3 – UBISOFT
LUIGI’S MANSION 2 – NINTENDO
LEGO CITY UNDERCOVER: THE CHASE BEGINS – NINTENDO
As you can see, the top spot has gone to the Resident Evil Revelations remake, with the standard FIFA game holding steady at number 2. And as far as other Nintendo games go, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Lego City Undercover the Chase Begins are holding steady near the end of the top ten, selling for yet another week in a row.
So it’s all good news for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Heck, it’s an even better start than it had on the Wii (where it started out at number 13 on the charts and only reached number 7 instead), so it definitely seems like UK Nintendo fans are keen to buy this remake.
The game has been released in both North America and Europe today and can be bought as either a boxed game or a digital download from the eShop.
It’s mostly the same as the original Wii game (same graphics and music, most of the same levels, same features), but it now has eight more levels in a bonus world found before the Golden Temple level in world 9 and an easy mode that lets you take more hits, recover from falls into bottomless pits and survive collisions in Mine Cart/Rocket Barrel levels.
The game is out in all good video game stores and digitally, so if you want to buy it, now’s your chance.
So, are you buying Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D today?
Thanks to Game Explain, here’s footage of the eight new levels in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, the ones accessible in the new ‘Cloud Gateway’ world prior to the Golden Temple:
As you can see, they look pretty challenging with some clever new level design ideas, but perhaps not on their own worth spending the money on this version of the game for. I did especially like all the clever ideas from the Forest level with the walls you can cling to and what not though.
So there you have it, footage of all the new levels in Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Is this enough to buy the game again for? What do you think?
To mark the release dates of both Animal Crossing New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, the Nintendo World Store in New York is hosting events for both games. The Animal Crossing one will be held on June 8th 2013, from 9am to 1pm, a day prior to the game’s launch date in the US.
And the Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D one will be hosted on June 1st from 12pm to 3pm. Here are Nintendo’s official announcements for both games:
Animal Crossing New Leaf:
Great News! #NintendoWorld is having a super cool Animal Crossing: New Leaf event on 6/8 from 9am-1pm. See you there! #ACNL
Seems like Nintendo is doing quite well with the game events this year! Think they’ll host one for Mario & Luigi Dream Team, Mario Party 3DS, Yoshi’s Island 3 or Mario Golf World Tour? Could be interesting if they do. And will you be going to either event?
Yes, the Japanese official site for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D has now launched, and now has quite a few interesting new trailers and screenshots showing off all manner of cool stuff from the game. First up, here’s the prologue video they use (music added by me):
And here’s the new Japanese trailer for the game showing off all kinds of things:
Finally, all the footage taken from the multiplayer section of the official site as compiled into one nice video:
Next up, here are some pictures and art from the same website. First on the list are screenshots:
Which point out things like the new levels, extended health bar, Green Balloon item and other things.
As well as this pretty nifty piece of concept art:
Hey, it’s Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong stepping out a 3DS system! Pretty cool effect you have here Nintendo!
So there’s stuff from the new Japanese official site for the game. Want to see more? The website can be viewed at the following address: