Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is a port of Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is built from the ground up to utilize the 3D features of the system. It adds a new game mode called "New Mode" which changes up the gameplay to allow for an easier time while playing. This includes starting out with extra health and being given new items to protect yourself from death. Another addition is the inclusion of a new world filled with eight levels that becomes available after completing the game.