Donkey Kong Country 2 Update To Nintendo Switch Online

The retro game service Nintendo Switch Online has announced four new titles, which include the always classic Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest.  Having added the original Donkey Kong Country back in June, it only seemed to make sense that the SNES Switch app would choose to follow up with Rare’s 1995 follow up.

The 2D platform, usually referred to as DKC 2, introduced Diddy’s gameplay partner, Dixie Kong.  In the duos newest adventure, the young Kong’s set off in their quest to aid and rescue Donkey Kong, who is being held by the evil Kremlins.

This most recent release will mark the fifth time Rare’s SNES Kong trilogy’s middle chapter has been re-released.  The game struck gold for the first time when it was released in 2004 on Game Boy Advance, becoming a handheld bestseller in North America. 

With its popularity, Donkey Kong earned a place of top priority on the Virtual Console services at Nintendo.  Shortly afterward the game was made available for purchase on Wii, Wii U, and then Nintendo’s 3DS.

It is assumed that since the game was late in arriving in the lifespan of Super Nintendo, most players were thought to have skipped it for the more cutting edge offerings from PlayStation 1 at that time.  This, in turn, may be the explanation as to the continuation of its success as it keeps popping up again and again.

Donkey Kong Country 2 has been announced by Nintendo as one of four “new” retro games that will be hitting Nintendo Switch on September 23rd.  The second title announced is that of The Peace Keepers, a sequel to Brawl Brothers.

A third title being added is that of Mario’s Super Picross, a 1995 game from SNES that has, up until now, never been released in the US.  This version will also feature a multiplayer two-person option.  If you find that you are not familiar with Picross, not to worry, Nintendo has been kind enough to release an instructional video that will prove helpful in getting you started with how to play.

The fourth, and final, title is that an NES entry—S.C.A.T.  Billed as a challenging action shooter game set in the year 2029, players are charged with taking down an alien menace—and it looks to be fun doing it

With the newest additions being made available to members of Nintendo Switch Online, the total number of titles in the library will be up to ninety. September is sizing up to be a big month for the retro classics over at Nintendo Switch, as Super Mario 3D All-Stars is also releasing this week.