Open Your Wallet: It’s on like Donkey Kong

by Daniel VuckovicMay 20, 2013

Its port week this week! Every game being released this week has already being released on another platform already. But that doesn’t mean you should ignore them all.

The biggest two games this week are Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on the the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U version of Resident Evil: Revelations.

You might have played these already, especially since if you’re reading this you’re most likely a Nintendo fan. Even if you have though each game offers something new on their respective new platforms.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D loses the waggle, gains some extra levels and a new easy mode for those who don’t like the sheer brutality of the game. It’s not easy.

Resident Evil: Revelations gains all the features you would expect the GamePad to bring, however its the games Raid mode that gains the bulk of the new stuff. The game is also now in HD and looks pretty good for a 3DS port.

The Wii U gains another game too this week with Sniper Elite V2. It’s that game where you can snipe Hitler’s nuts. That’s not a joke.

Less exciting is a Wii U port of  LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, which if you haven’t picked it up on another console and only own a Wii U might be good for you. It was on sale on Steam for $7.50 the other day.

Well then, what say you?

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    May 20, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I put DKC on pre order at EB…. I mostly wanted that tie!

  • cd2
    May 20, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I preordered DK, but have decided to pass on RE. Just didnt feel its worth the money since I have the 3ds version, but with that said if you have not played the 3ds version its a must have..

  • Burak H
    May 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Cheap Nintendo games are harder to come by nowadays due to the push for digital distribution and retailers constantly downsizing their gaming divisions. Now with fewer competitors to contend with, JB has, over the past few months, repriced many premium 3DS titles to $64 as opposed to the usual $59.

    EB Games presently seem to have the best local deal at $58 with a bonus tie. JB will be selling Donkey Kong for $59, however, they *may* decide to drop the price upon release to either $55 or $49 in order to compete with EB. It seems unlikely though.

  • Burak H
    May 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Beatthebomb.com.au is selling both local and European imports of DK at $55.95 and $42.95 respectively.

  • Nor
    May 20, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Own it on wii, don’t want to double down, but man, I want that tie!!!

  • Luca
    May 20, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Yeah on that subject, Nintendo did not fill the inventory as promised to our stores, saying they were in “short Supply”. I call BS, they are pushing for Digital sales as that is pure profit. They did this before with some titles and are doing it again. Restricting stores inventory IS A DIRTY TACTIC. They have been doing it with many games that are coming out. Then in the next batch, surprise surprise, still in short (or shorter even) supply. Trying to move everyone to digital is wrong move. How will i get my money back on crummy games or games i completed several times.

    • MLTZER
      May 21, 2013 at 12:03 am

      Sorry but I call BS on this ‘Nintendo pushing digital’ theory. If that was the case there would be a heap of advertising or the eshop.

  • Luca
    May 21, 2013 at 12:14 am

    Call it what you want. Lets look at Animal Crossing for the 3DS. Nintendo state they do not have enough to fill our inventory and wont for at least 6 – 9 months. That is not the only game btw that they do this with. Why do they not print enough THEN release the game hmm? It is a dirty tactic. They release the game “look Animal crossing is out”… Sold out in store due to low supply, “i’ll just buy it on the EShop” = pure profit for Nintendo, no third party to pay. They already have adverts for Animal Crossing on the EShop from about 6 months ago!

    • MLTZER
      May 23, 2013 at 4:00 am

      Show me where Nintendo are advertising the eshop then ill agree with your theory.

      Do you think parents would know about the eshop? i doubt many do at all

  • cd2
    May 21, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Nice rants all over the site Luca, but way off the pace, do you even understand Nintendo as a company? They have been around since the 1890’s, they know how to evolve and always have.

    Anyway DKR 3d is $48 at the BIG W. RE-R is $48 as well on all 3 consoles. Might be worth it at $48


  • May 25, 2013 at 8:27 am

    wowhd.com.au is selling DKR for $37 delivered. I picked up that, Monster Hunter ($43) and Animal Crossing ($37)

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