Whenever something "returns," you can pretty much bank on it meaning, "Get ready for the same old shit." Frankly, that's mostly true with Donkey Kong Country Returns, but that's actually a good thing considering that the originals on the SNES were some of the best games on the console. DKCR blends the best of the old (mine cart missions and banana gathering) with a lot of the new (better graphics and animations) for what was one of the finest games in 2010.
FUN FACT: If you die eight times during a single level, Super Kong appears and offers to finish the level for you. Good monkey!