Nintendo Switch Online Members Get Donkey Kong Country With New Features Next Week [Correction]

Nintendo Switch Online Members Get Donkey Kong Country With New Features Next Week [Correction]

Along with Natsume Championship Wrestling and The Immortal.

Correction [11:47 a.m. ET]: The original article stated that the cheat code featured in Donkey Kong Country was new to the Nintendo Switch Online version. This is an error, as the cheat code was originally included in the SNES version of the game. We apologize for the error.

The original story follows:


Good news if you're a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber. Nintendo revealed three games making their way to the subscription service next week, and one of them is the classic Donkey Kong Country.

From next week on July 15, all Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to download Donkey Kong Country from the SNES. The classic game turned 25 years old last November, and former USgamer editor Jeremy Parish reflected on Nintendo's seminal game.

But Donkey Kong Country is getting some new adjustments when it arrives on the Nintendo Switch. Firstly, there's a cheat you can pull off from the game's main menu that will start you out with 50 lives, and there's also a brand new practice area, where Cranky Kong will put you through the motions of the game.

Elsewhere, Natusume Championship Wrestling is the second SNES game to be made available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers next week, and The Immortal comes to the service from the NES. The former is a based around a wrestling game for the Super Famicom that promoted the All Japan Pro Wrestling League, while the latter game is an isometric dark fantasy game, originally developed for the Apple 2GS in 1990.

If you're unfamiliar with the story behind Donkey Kong Country's development, then you should definitely check out Nadia's excellent interview with composers David Wise and Grant Kirkhope. The pair reflect on the classic game, as well as meeting Shigeru Miyamoto for the first time, and much more.

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