An actor hired by Nintendo to play Donkey Kong at an LA launch event for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D last year is suing Nintendo after suffering from a serious heart condition allegedly brought on by the unsafe work conditions he was subject to.
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Capcom's PC and console version of Resident Evil: Revelations has won the top spot in this week's UK all-formats chart.
The studio behind Donkey Kong Country Returns' 3DS port is not the game's original developer Retro Studios, a ratings board listing for the game has revealed.
Nintendo is developing a new version of side-scrolling Wii platformer Donkey Kong Country Returns for 3DS.
It's being "rebuilt from the ground up", Nintendo Europe leader Satoru Shibata said in the company's just-concluded Nintendo Direct conference.
No other details of the game were mentioned, save for a vague "summer" launch window.
Wii U games shown in Nintendo's E3 "launch window" line-up could arrive anywhere up to four months after the console hits shop shelves.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime clarified the Wii U "launch window" timescale when pressed as to how soon the console's software would appear.
"Everything that we've shown from a first-party perspective is definitely launch window," Fils Aime told IGN.
Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto has suggested US developer Retro Studios could collaborate with Nintendo on a future Zelda game.
Donkey Kong Country Returns developer Retro Studios is making a game for Nintendo's next home console, according to an online report.
Donkey Kong Country Returns developer Retro Studios threw down a cheeky taunt today to key management figures who jumped ship to form their own studio after the release of Metroid Prime 3.
In under one month, Donkey Kong Country Returns has trampled to a massive 4.21 million global sales.
Kirby's Epic Yarn - not yet released in Europe - has already amassed 1.38 million sales in Japan and the US.
And Super Mario Galaxy 2 has been bought 6.15 million times since its summer 2010 release.
In the US last month Sony did worst, Microsoft did well, Nintendo did the best - the DS and Wii were once again rampant.
Xbox 360 Kinect bundles outsold PlayStation 3 Move bundles by a factor of more than five to one in the US last month, according to a retail analyst.
Call of Duty: Black Ops has become the 7th biggest-selling game ever released in the US after just three weeks on sale.
The world's fastest ever selling videogame, Call of Duty: Black Ops, has risen once more to the top of the UK all-formats top 40 chart.
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Gamers have this morning bought £45 Wii-exclusive platformer Donkey Kong Country Returns not with money but with bananas.
Retro Studios has revealed how it dealt with the twin pressures of being new custodians of Nintendo's treasured Donkey Kong Country series and seeing key members of the Metroid Prime team leave before development started.
How many have you played?
If you rock up to GAME or GameStatation this Friday with bananas – real bananas – the shop assistant will exchange them for a copy of Wii exclusive platformer Donkey Kong Country Returns.
Times is 'ard, as we're so often reminded. The newspapers are full of stories about how eight-year-olds will soon be charged 15p per times table learned, while Ireland may be forced to solve its financial crisis by auctioning off Enya. Not even being told we've got to pay for the wedding of the seventh richest young millionaire in Britain is enough to cheer us up.
But here's something which might do the trick: Donkey Kong Country Returns. This isn't a HD remake or a franchise reboot or whatever the heck a redux is. It's simply a new instalment in a classic series.
It's so reminiscent of the original titles you can almost forget this credit crunch nonsense ever happened, and pretend you still live in a world where going to the shops on Sunday is a novelty, saying "Psyche!" is acceptable and a long and successful career lies ahead for Chaka Demus & Pliers. The illusion would be complete if Cranky Kong didn't look so much like Vince Cable.
Every game needs a lava level.
Nintendo has filed an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for ownership of the phrase "It's on like Donkey Kong."
Donkey Kong Country Returns will include a cheat feature similar to New Super Mario Bros. Wii's Super Guide.
Gameplay for worlds 1-6.
Nintendo will release Donkey Kong Country Returns in the UK on 3rd December.
Nintendo UK has no plans to release the Wii Remote banana pouch US retailer Gamestop is offering as a Donkey Kong Country Returns pre-order bonus.
Kong's posing pouch.
Nintendo's booth is one of the busiest at E3. Which is as you'd expect, what with shiny new hardware on show, a fresh bunch of never-seen-before titles to play and a huge fanbase desperate to give them a go. But it's not just twentysomethings in Mario hats and Zelda t-shirts who are lining up. Spotted at the booth this afternoon: Electronic Arts superboss John Riccitiello, standing next to a massive queue and looking like he was wondering whether he was really going to have to join it.
The big ape is back, and he's coming out swinging.
Nintendo has confirmed rumours that Retro Studios is working on a new Donkey Kong game - Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii.