Nintendo Europe to release Donkey Kong Country and Donkey Kong Land for Virtual Console.
The Donkey Kong Country and Land trilogies are coming to the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Virtual consoles. Nintendo Europe made the announcement on Twitter. The first game – Donkey Kong Country will launch for Wii U on October 16, 2014 in Europe. This will be followed by Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest on October 23, 2014 and Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble on October 30, 2014.
For the Nintendo 3DS, Donkey Kong Land will be released on October 16, 2014. This will be followed by Donkey Kong Land 2 on October 23, 2014 and Donkey Kong Land III on October 30, 2014. If one purchases any one of the games, they will receive a 33 percent discount on any Game Boy classics from the eShop on Nintendo.
This announcement was made by Nintendo of Europe, which means the release dates only apply to the continent. Nintendo of America has not responded with similar offers, which means this is a Europe-exclusive release.
Donkey Kong is one of Nintendo’s most popular franchise. Born in 1981, the video game series has grown multifold in the last 30 years. The famous Mario character was first featured in the original Donkey Kong game. The Gorilla uses barrels as a weapon, which is the hallmark of the character. He also uses furniture and vehicles to bring down its opponents.