Donkey Kong Country Returns
Donkey Kong Country Returns seemed to come out of nowhere and was probably one of the biggest surprises from the entire event. But when we consider that Nintendo went back to its side-scrolling roots with Super Mario Bros. for the Wii, this latest Donkey Kong title shouldn't be a surprise at all.
Rare's original 2D Donkey Kong side-scroller first appeared on the Super Nintendo back in 1994, and the title sported some heavy-duty graphics for its time. Retro Studios has now taken the reigns of the classic franchise and is staying true to its original platform design, while incorporating the technical capabilities of today's hardware (richer environments, spectacular special effects, etc.). Diddy Kong is even making a return, offering his tag-in/tag-out services, just like the old days.
It's unknown if the game will support the classic gamepad--the E3 demo used the Wiimote and Nunchuck for player input.