Nintendo still hasn’t forgotten about their Switch Online library of 8 and 16-bit games, though they’re going to run out of first-party entries before long. This afternoon a trailer went live that confirms we’re getting Donkey Kong Country 3 this month, along with a few other obscure choices.
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We’re not sure how long Nintendo plans to keep their Switch Online back-catalog thingamajig going, given that they’ll eventually run out of interesting titles. At least, they will if they stick with NES and SNES forever. There are, however, still a few glaring omissions in the virtual library, and one is about to be filled.
The character of Donkey Kong was forever changed by Rare’s 1994 landmark game Donkey Kong Country. The sleeker redesign by British software developers, working with extremely young CGI technology, became DK’s look henceforth. The game had a built-in excuse for the change in appearance: The goofy-looking ape we saw in the arcades was now Cranky Kong, and the new DK was his son/grandson (depending on the game).
Not just “trilogy,” but “trilo-gies.” For the first time, the Donkey Kong Land Game Boy games are also available.