Rumor Patrol: ‘Donkey Kong’ and ‘Kirby’ 3DS Coming This Year

Two rumors have sprung up pertaining to two Nintendo games that any 3DS owner would love to own, and they are none other than Donkey Kong and Kirby. Both of these games popped up today in the form of retailer listings, and even though they’re far from officially confirmed, it seems like at least one of the games will be hitting the 3D handheld at some point later this year.

GameStop may have given away some details on Donkey Kong 3D a little prematurely, with a case for the unannounced game being spotted on the shelves of several stores recently. If that wasn’t already enough to get 3DS owners excited, it’s also being reported that stores are allowing gamers to pre-order the game right now.

Kirby, on the other hand, seems a little less legitimate, however, as a retailer listing and mock box art for the alleged title have shown up on The site also lists Donkey Kong Country 3D for pre-order too, along with some faux cover art. Both games seem like they’ll definitely be coming out on the 3DS at some point in its life cycle, but they probably won’t arrive for a while.

While a May 25th release is named for Donkey Kong 3D, since May is just around the corner that seems like a bit of a stretch for a game whose existence is still unconfirmed. That being said, it seems like GameStop definitely dropped the ball by advertising pre-orders; by doing that they’ve done one of two things wrong. They’ve either opened up pre-orders for a game that doesn’t exist, or they’ve just blown the cover on a game Nintendo has yet to announce. We’d put our money on the latter.

Do you think Donkey Kong Country will swing onto the 3DS? Is Kirby destined to blow onto the portable?

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Source: GoNintendo, Multiplayer

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