Mario vs. Donkey Kong is swinging onto Switch next year

A brand new entry in the puzzle series, get ready to tackle DK and his minions with the Mario vs Donkey Kong release date on Switch.

Mario vs Donkey Kong release date: donkey Kong stands on a platform and beats his chest

Well, this isn’t one we expected, but if you’re a puzzle fan you might go bananas for this new entry in Nintendo’s long-standing series. Today Nintendo revealed the Mario vs. Donkey release date, and the ape is set to terrorize Mario with some platforming puzzles in the very near future. It could be a new entry in our list of the best Switch puzzle games.

If you haven’t played them before, the Mario vs. Donkey series is a semi-sequel to the arcade original Donkey Kong, where Mario gets his own back on the abominable ape by making his way across several precarious puzzles. The series started on GBA but has entries on the DS and even Wii U, so it’s not a huge surprise to see it pop up again on Switch. Mario vs Donkey Kong for Switch is an updated, and enhanced version of that GBA original, and we can’t wait to check it out.

We don’t know a whole lot about Mario vs. Donkey Kong as of yet, but the reveal trailer does show us Mario careening around several puzzles, climbing ladders, and just generally trying to best Donkey Kong and reach the sultry simian to teach him a lesson. Hopefully, we learn more soon, but luckily the release date isn’t far away either.

When is the Mario vs. Donkey Kong release date?

The Mario vs. Donkey release date is February 16, 2024. We’re ready to go bananas for this new puzzle game early next year.

Is there a Mario vs. Donkey Kong trailer?

You bet there is, you can get a glimpse of Mario vs. Donkey Kong with the reveal trailer below.

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Alright, Mario maniacs, that’s all we have for the Mario vs. Donkey Kong release date for now. However, if you just can’t get enough of that mustachioed hunk, be sure to check out our guide to the best Mario games next.