DG: Back in the days of the SNES, Donkey Kong Country wowed just about everyone with its graphics, gameplay and downright fun factor. We've seen plenty of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong since then, but it's primarily been in secondary roles such as in Super Smash Bros. or in arguably obscure titles like Donkey Konga. Yes, we were among the unfortunate gamers who bought the Donkey Bongos. But Donkey Kong Country has been a relatively quiet franchise for one reason or another, and with all the attention paid to high-definition graphics on the current generation of consoles, it was starting to seem like a new graphically gorgeous Donkey Kong Country was a long way off. It's actually a heck of a lot closer than you might think.