@fat_tomato: I played it. Although it doesn't run quite as good as the Wii version, the extra levels and better controls make it, in my opinion, the better version.@themasterds: Nintendo's big franchises are Mario, Zelda, Pokemon and Wii games, like Wii Fit and Wii Party. Metroid and Donkey Kong are both second-tier franchises as they always have lulls in their iterations. We never had a Metroid during the N64 days and we didn't have any legitimate Donkey Kong games during the Gamecube era, not to mention the gap between Donkey Kong 3 and Donkey Kong Country. That actually bums me out because Donkey Kong is my favorite Nintendo character outside of Mario and they are arguably in the same universe.I'm really looking forward to this game. In fact, I was going to get a Wii U this Christmas for it before Nintendo delayed it. Now I'm going to wait until my birthday in March to get it. It should control better with the Wii U gamepad so it already gets brownie points on that alone.