Auto-pilot gaming is coming to Donkey Kong Country Returns.
First introduced in New Super Mario Bros. Wii and later on Super Mario Galaxy 2, the so-called Super Guide gives players the option to turn on auto-controls after dying eight consecutive times. Designed by Shigeru Miyamotoâ€”as were many of Nintendo’s best ideasâ€”the feature only finishes the current level and can be turned off at anytime. In other words, it’s a great compromise to make games more accessible without dumbing them down for seasoned players.
Donkey Kong Country Returns drops Nov. 21 on Wii. It’s rated Everyone and retails for $50.
Their booth number is 352, and according to the info I just received, they will be bringing a bunch of games. That includes a brand new WiiWare title called Fluidity.
Fluidity combines an amazing physics engine that realistically models flowing water with innovative puzzle game play. Using the three forms of water â€“ liquid, ice and cloud â€“ players will solve challenging puzzles across multiple chapters of an illustrated magical book called Aquaticus.
If Fluidity doesn’t sound like your type of game, they’re also bringing along Donkey Kong Country Returns, Kirby’s Epic Yarn, GoldenEye 007, NBA Jam, and of course Metroid: Other M.
So if anyone going to PAX out on the west coast plays any of these games. Be sure to send us a e-mail with your impression on them!
Do you remember a simpler time, when games didn’t need colors and p0lygons to be great? Infendo Radio does. Â This week Sean, Alexis, and Zac talk a little about the game that started it all: Donkey Kong – the remakes, the high scores, and the hot-sauce. Â Also on the table? Industry layoffs and third party support.Â Check it out:
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Gorillas. Gaming.Â Now we just need to get him pwning n00bs over Nintendo WiFi connection and we’ll have something.
(Reality: A kid at the San Francisco Zoo dropped his DS and the animals were fascinated.Â And who can blame them! More primate on DS action at GIZMODO)
After the 3DS, this is the best-looking thing Nintendo showed today. Seriously. Those graphics are just begging to be played.
Retro Studios, famous for their marvelous work on the Metroid Prime trilogy, is rumored to be working on an upcoming Donkey Kong project for the Wii.
Retro Studios’ last released project was the Wii compilation Metroid Prime Trilogy and the last we spoke with them, the team was deep into its next project. “I think you’ll be very excited when you find out what we’re working on,” the team told us last year without saying another word.
For the sake of the franchise, I hope this rumor is true. The Donkey Kong series has remained severely stagnant, and hasn’t seen a quality release since Donkey Kong 64 in 1999. I am certain that Retro Studios would have the creativity to make a new game that rivals Rare’s Donkey Kong Country series.
via IGN art by Orioto?