In November of 2012, the SNES Donkey Kong Country trilogy was taken down from the Wii’s virtual console with no explanation from the folks back at Nintendo. Now, nearly two years later, Nintendo has re-released the original DK Trinity, this time on the Wii U.

While there is no definite answer as to why the original
Donkey Kong Country trilogy was taken down in the first place, there is speculation that there was a dispute between Nintendo and Rare, the developer of the original three Donkey Kong games. Since Rare is now owned by Microsoft, there may have been a legal clash due to competition. Whether this is credible or not is unknown, but the good news is that DK is here to stay on the Wii U…for now.

Will you be reminiscing with 16-bit Donkey, Dixie, Diddy, and Kiddy Kong? Leave your comments below.

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