Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest is finally available on Nintendo Switch Online, and the creator of Dixie Kong has made new artwork of the character to celebrate the occasion.
Donkey Kong Country 2 is notorious for being one of the hardest platformers on the SNES, especially in comparison to the first game in the series. It’s also the game that introduced Dixie Kong, who went on to have a starring role in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble. Dixie Kong has had a number of appearances in different games over the years, and has been a highly-requested character for the Super Smash Bros. series – though King K. Rool may have killed her chances of making it into Ultimate.
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The Super Nintendo app that is available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers added three new SNES games last week: Donkey Kong Country 2, Mario’s Super Picross, and The Peace Keepers. In honor of the game being made available to so many new fans, Dixie Kong’s creator Steve Mayles has created new artwork of her and shared it on the Playtonic Games Twitter channel.
Playtonic Games is an indie studio composed of a number of former Rare employees, with many of its staff members previously working on the Donkey Kong Country series. The company is best-known for Yooka-Laylee and its sequel, both of with have tried to emulate the classic platform games of the ’90s in different ways.
Donkey Kong Country 2 is a fantastic game and a worthy addition to the Switch’s SNES library. This likely isn’t the last we’ve seen on Dixie on the Switch. The original Donkey Kong Country is also available on the SNES app, which means that we will almost certainly see Donkey Kong Country 3 added to the service in the future. In that game, Dixie takes over the leading role in an attempt to save both Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong from capture.
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Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest is available now to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
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