Originally launched back in 1994, Donkey Kong Country is a sidescrolling platformer building on the successful gorilla-featuring franchise first conceived in 1981. The reboot follows a now older Donkey Kong who has since moved to Donkey Kong Island and changes his moniker to Cranky Kong, passing his “Donkey Kong” title instead to his grandson. Trouble begins when King K. Rool and his horde of Kremlings invade Donkey Kong Island, stealing all their bananas, causing the young Donkey Kong and his nephew Diddy to depart on a journey to defeat the invaders and rescue their bananas.
Aside from Donkey Kong Country, two other games originally released on the SNES and NES will also be making their way to Nintendo Switch Online, including Natsume Championship Wrestling, an action game based around professional wrestling, and The Immortal, an isometric action-adventure dark fantasy title.
All three games will arrive on the Nintendo Switch Online platform on July 15.
Elsewhere in gaming, Ubisoft VP Maxime Beland has now resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations.
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