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New Donkey Kong gets cheat feature

Optional hand-holding for ape's return.

Donkey Kong Country Returns will include a cheat feature similar to New Super Mario Bros. Wii's Super Guide.

According to IGN, if you're struggling in DK's new platformer you can call on Super Kong, a "white version of Donkey Kong", to play through a tough section of a level for you.

You can hop back into the game any time you like but will miss out on any collectibles that Super Kong picks up while you're licking your wounds.

Both New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Super Mario Galaxy 2 featured a similar system to help inexperienced players work through the game, but this is the first time Nintendo has implemented it outside the core Mario franchise.

Those worrying that DK's new platformer might be a little sanitised as a result need not worry too much. As Eurogamer's hands-on preview will attest, Donkey Kong Country Returns offers some seriously challenging gameplay.

Not long to wait before you get try it out – the game launches on Wii on 3rd December.