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NINTENDO of Europe Announcement on Donkey Kong Country Trilogy on Wii Virtual Console: To be Removed


Nintendo Europe has confirmed that the three Donkey Kong Country games available on the Wii Virtual Console are going to be removed from the service on November 25th. There’s currently no explanation as to why Nintendo has decided to remove these retro classics. So, if you’re desperate for your Donkey Kong fix and have yet to download them, then these are the games you need to get.

  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
  • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Quest
If these games are on your 'to buy' list, then we recommend you purchase them as soon as you can. It is puzzling, however, that Nintendo would pull the Donkey Kong Country trilogy from the Wii Shop Channel. Could there be internal conflicts between Nintendo and developers Rare? It might be absolutely nothing, but strange all the same.

EDIT: Apparently it is also removed from the NA shop as well....more than likely the Asian version is gone as well.



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Weird. I wonder what's going on. I'm still clinging to the unrealistic hope that Nintendo will buy back Rare, or at least its Nintendo-affiliated IPs.

This is a real shame, these games were among the best on the SNES. They should remain on Virtual Console, regardless of whats going on

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Glad I already have those games on my Wii already. That sucks the are removing it.

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Veknoid_Outcast said:
Weird. I wonder what's going on. I'm still clinging to the unrealistic hope that Nintendo will buy back Rare, or at least its Nintendo-affiliated IPs.

It is odd though , technically Nintendo owns Donkey Kong and the Country Trilogy. This move is really odd especially since it is only taking place in the EU region.


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Already have my original SNES copies. Suckers!

I think this is being done for 1 of 2 reasons: Either they're going to do some kind of re-release with them on the Wii U's eShop, or perhaps they're going to do some sort of HD remakes, or both perhaps.

On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.

Any idea why?

The news that it was being removed in EU is old...the news that it has just been removed from the NA store is new and very disappointing. I was planning on paying for these games but if Nintendo doesn't want my money...

EDIT: just checked and I can confirm that they are gone from the NA store :( I hoped I could buy DKC2 before they poofed

A little worried about this. Hopefully it doesn't mean some kind of issue being drummed up by Rare/Microsoft.

Or it could mean they're doing a HD Remake, in which case my Wii U purchase is justified just on that basis, but why remove the old versions?