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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Coming to Wii U

by Danny Bivens - June 11, 2013, 7:37 am PDT
Total comments: 11

Get ready for a sequel to Donkey Kong Country Returns in HD!

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, a sequel to Donkey Kong Country Returns, is heading to the Wii U later this year. 

The game features simultaneous cooperative multiplayer and will bring back Dixie Kong as a playable character. 

In Tropical Freeze, Vikings have invaded from the north to bring trouble to our heroes. The game sports new camera angles and marks the first time the Donkey Kong series has been in high definition. 

Talkback

SonofMrPeanutJune 11, 2013

I honest to goodness hope this isn't a Retro title.  They didn't bother announcing a studio.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterJune 11, 2013

Yeah I thought it was strange they didn't name Retro. I'm not even sure Retro is making this.


Glad for Dixie but man it was unwatchable for me

Pixelated PixiesJune 11, 2013

I too hope that Retro is not involved with this game. It looks great and all, but Retro really need to be let off the chain so to speak.

As for the name itself, was anyone else reminded of this classic South Park scene?

Cartman: Hit it, Tweek! In the tropical isle with the coconut tree, there's a lots of--
Stan: Wait wait wait wait wait. I thought we were gonna cool his hot heart with a cool island song.
Cartman: No, he has an icy heart.
Kyle: But you can't melt ice with a cool song, 'tardheart.
Stan: So we have to warm his icy heart with a hot island song.
Cartman: But it's a cool island song.
Kyle: Well then we're gonna end up freezing his hellish heart with a cool island song.
Cartman: Oh, do we wanna do that?


Just me then?

OblivionJune 11, 2013

Retro is making the game. Confirmed by Nintendo's twitter.

theJJSousaJune 11, 2013

Hands on reports saying it is Retro.  I will buy it.

IssunZXJune 11, 2013

Damn, Nintendo's pulling out almost every IP all at once suddenly. Didn't expect that.

I'm a little confused by some of the comments that say they wish Retro wasn't working on this game... wasn't the last DKC a good game? Why wouldn't want the studio to continue that?

broodwarsJune 11, 2013

Quote from: IssunZX

Damn, Nintendo's pulling out almost every IP all at once suddenly. Didn't expect that.

I'm a little confused by some of the comments that say they wish Retro wasn't working on this game... wasn't the last DKC a good game? Why wouldn't want the studio to continue that?

The last DKCR was a good game...and it was a game that just about any division of Nintendo could have made. People were hoping that Retro would be allowed to work on a game that only they could do, but that was not the case.

Agent-X-June 11, 2013

Quote from: broodwars

Quote from: IssunZX

Damn, Nintendo's pulling out almost every IP all at once suddenly. Didn't expect that.

I'm a little confused by some of the comments that say they wish Retro wasn't working on this game... wasn't the last DKC a good game? Why wouldn't want the studio to continue that?

The last DKCR was a good game...and it was a game that just about any division of Nintendo could have made. People were hoping that Retro would be allowed to work on a game that only they could do, but that was not the case.

See, I don't know about that. I don't know that any division of Nintendo could make a DKC game. Damn near anyone can make a crummy FPS, though, which is what Retro used to make (Metroid Prime). Anyone can make a Metroid Prime game. Hell, Nintendo could get any developer to do an FPS. They're not complicated.


As for any division of Nintendo making a DKC game, I just don't think it's that simple. Even Retro simplified DKCR because they knew there was a high probability of botching the game.


I'm excited that Retro is doing this game. There are enough developers out there who can make a simple FPS.

broodwarsJune 11, 2013

Quote from: Agent-X-

Damn near anyone can make a crummy FPS, though, which is what Retro used to make (Metroid Prime). Anyone can make a Metroid Prime game. Hell, Nintendo could get any developer to do an FPS. They're not complicated.

I'm excited that Retro is doing this game. There are enough developers out there who can make a simple FPS.

Yeah, sure...Metroid Prime was "a crummy FPS" that "anyone could have made" (but clearly didn't) when the original game came out and "anyone can make" now (but clearly don't). You keep living in that fantasy world of yours.

Agent-X-June 11, 2013

I will. It's nice in here.


But seriously, first of all, I didn't mean that Metroid Prime was a crummy FPS. I mean that the FPS genre in general is pretty shaky. There are just so many high quality FPS titles that I pretty much have turned a blind eye to most of the games coming out save for the few exceptional ones that really stand tall. In general, any first-person experience feels a bit bland to me. I still do play'em (Skyrim, COD, etc) but just like with Mario branded games, they're mostly feeling a bit too repetitive.


Furthermore, this was one of the few games I wanted to see. If anyone is going to do a 3D side scroller, it may as well be the developers who really do an awesome job at it. What else are they going to make? A Kid Icarus game? A Star Fox game? They did get a crack at doing something other than Metroid and Donkey Kong, if my poor memory serves me correctly.


I love Retro Studios. I think this is one great title for their plate. Like you and everyone else, I hope they have some other projects that they are giving some attention to. For now, I'm just happy to have this game coming this year.

Mop it upJune 11, 2013

The word on the street is that David Wise is back to compose the music. Awesome if true!

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