If classic video games are your kind of thing, then you might be interested to learn that Nintendo has announced that they will be bringing two long-lost arcade games onto the Nintendo Switch console. This comes in the form of Donkey Kong and Sky Skipper, with the former already available while the latter will be coming in July.


We’re sure that there are some who are wondering why Nintendo has not bothered with a re-release of the original Donkey Kong, but as Kotaku points out, possible copyright issues might have been the reason why. However presumably those issues have since been solved and three versions of the game will be available.

This includes the original Japanese release containing the game’s original bugs, a fixed version of the Japanese release, and an international version that was launched in the US in 1981. As for Sky Skipper, this was an arcade game launched in 1981 that Nintendo tested by placing arcade cabinets in select bars and arcades to gauge player interest.

Apparently it was not popular enough to be released in full, but we guess gamers who missed out on the ability to play it will now have a chance to see what all the fuss is about.

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