Considering that Rare has been out of commission with Nintendo properties for some time (Banjo-Kazooie, which defected over to Microsoft when the company bought the British developer, doesn't count), the possibility of resurrecting Donkey Kong Country for a current-generation console seemed slim. However, in one of the few big surprises of the show—if you can call it a surprise, since rumors of a revival had been circulating around the 'Net the week prior—Nintendo unveiled a new Wii adventure for Donkey and company at its press conference. We couldn't be more excited about this; DKC just seems primed for a new installment, particularly given the dearth of good first-party platformers that don't star Mario on Nintendo's home console.

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