Donkey Kong Country Returns revealed, coming holiday 2010

The early rumor was true; Donkey Kong is coming back to the Wii, and he’s (thankfully) putting his musical bongos back in the box and going back to his side-scrolling routes in Donkey Kong Country Returns, courtesy of Retro Studios.

Nintendo’s E3 press conference treated us to an exciting trailer of the big monkey back in action, Diddy Kong at his side. The short footage gave a glimpse of our hero riding mine karts, swinging from vines, dodging octopi, and scooping up bananas along the way.

Donkey Kong Country Returns is going to hit this holiday season, bringing with it classic barrel-blasting DK platforming.