Donkey Kong Country Returns HD returns to Switch

Donkey Kong Country Returns HD will see the Nintendo Wii platformer remastered for Nintendo Switch on 16th January 2025.

It’s classic side-scrolling Donkey Kong action by Metroid Prime creators Retro Studios – they then followed it up with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. There’s 80 levels included in the game, including the ones that were added for the Nintendo 3DS port in 2013.

This was one of our earliest 10/10 games on the site, with Dan saying of Donkey Kong Country Returns, “Without a doubt DKCR has surpassed my wildest expectations. What we have here is a 2D platform game that has been taken to the next level. As hard as it is for me to accept, I can’t actually find a single fault with the game and if you have a Wii then this should be on the top of your list. An absolute classic that has raised the bar for all that follows.”

Written by
I'm probably wearing toe shoes, and there's nothing you can do to stop me!