Euro Diddy Kong Racing DS Dated

Nintendo have announced that Rare’s first Nintendo DS game Diddy Kong Racing DS has been given a European release date of 20th April. This is Rare’s first collaboration with Nintendo since the buy-out by Microsoft back in 2002.

Diddy Kong Racing DS will contain several features that were not seen in the original N64 version when it was released back in 1997. The biggest change is the inclusion of a six player multiplayer mode, and a two-four player battle mode. The game also makes use of the Nintendo DS touch-screen and microphone, with the ability for sound effect recording. The remake includes several new characters, with the exclusion of two original characters – Banjo & Conker. The game also boasts graphical updates with remodeled and retextured tracks, new modes, weapons and challenges.