And other stories from Tropical Freeze's development
The Official Nintendo Magazine had some time to sit down with Retro CEO Michael Kelbaugh and Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe, who were both responsible for the creation of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. A number of in...
Allow me to break the ice
Donkey Kong Country Returns was one of my favorite platformers of the last generation. It had charm, challenge, and most importantly -- it was a ton of fun. But one of my only hang-ups with the Wii version was the lack o...
Donkey Kong plays Donkey Kong
Idle animations -- or should I say good idle animations -- happen infrequently enough that I'm usually caught off guard when I happen to leave my character waiting around. I shouldn't be surprised to see that Donkey Kong Cou...
Haven't been following the game? Watch this
In the months since it was first announced, I have warmed up to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze considerably. Part of my initial reaction stems from disappointment over Retro Studios not getting back to Metroid Prime, b...
How this 'sequel' improves upon the original return
When Retro Studios' Donkey Kong Country Returns released for the Wii in 2010, I was ecstatic. Since I was 13 years old when I played Rare's original Donkey Kong Country for the first time, I marveled at its solid platforming ...
Screening next Thursday at Sundance
A few months ago, Nintendo held a Wii U video challenge, asking 30 of YouTube's top content creators to produce short videos inspired by Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD. After viewing all the selec...
Funky Fresh or Pretty Poison?
The Daisy-Dukes-and-a-'Beater look is back in a big way this season! Who's rocking the outfit better, Funky Kong or Poison?
It's up in the air whether or not he's playable
Shortly after confirming a playable Cranky Kong in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Nintendo has finally confirmed the existence of another character that was long rumored to be in the game -- Funky Kong. Nintendo hasn'...
Mostly for retro enthusiasts
If you're a veteran of the NES era, you've played its countless classics many times before. You may have bought them multiple times, either out of nostalgia or for convenience when a new system arrives. Modern gamers may scof...
That is one energetic old monkey
We got lots of new info from today's Nintendo Direct, and amongst all the news was the latest trailer for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. It shows off just what you'd expect with all the crazy platforming featuring the...
Everyone loves a good rivalry
"When I play a game, it's not really for fun -- it's to kick the shit out of this game."
And with that, we have our "villain" in the Donkey Kong high score rivalry between the mild-mannered current record holder Dr. Hank Chi...
Meaty Nintendo executive Reggie Fils-Aime made an appearance tonight on Spike TV's VGX awards show to confirm Cranky Kong will be the fourth playable character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
The elder statesman...
Max Scoville made a Dtoid Show episode all by himself
Hey guys! Here's another newsy-type update, which I hope can become a regular thing. It's not quite the Destructoid show you're used to, but you can see we've made some progress. I swear to god, Destructoid has been cursed by...
Thank eff they didn't go with Kiddy Kong instead
My gut reaction to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze -- and I say this is a huge fan of the franchise (I even liked and still like DK64!) -- was that of ever so slight disappointment. Which just goes to show where expecta...
The brains behind Jimquisition and Zero Punctuation get lyrical
Oh look, more bloody poems for your damn eyeholes.
You are totally allowed to look at this video by clicking on it and watching it until completion. It's okay, I won't mind.
I won't tell.
'We need more time'
Considering how packed the November and December schedule looked for Nintendo, many fans expected a delay on at least one or two games. Well it seems as if Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be a part of that predicted...
I motion to stop with the puns
You know what's hard? Or at least terribly tedious? Stop motion animation. That didn't stop YouTuber Guiz de Pessemier, however, when his Donkey Kong NES cartridge refused to work -- even after he blew on it, no less. No, he...
Plus see how else Nintendo performed in June
Good news, everybody! Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold more than 505,000 combined physical and digital units. More than 20% of the total sales came from the digital sales, in fact. Nintendo says that internal sales trackers...
It's discounted until August 13th
As a reminder, Donkey Kong (NES) is $0.30 on the Wii U Virtual Console. It's the last game in the Wii U Virtual Console Anniversary Sale, and the deal will continue until August 13th. Sadly, Nintendo hasn't announced whether ...
Get Super Punch Out!!
Starting today until August 4th on Club Nintendo, you'll be able to pick up Aura-Aura Climber (100 Coins), Star Fox 64 (200 Coins), Donkey Kong '94 (100 Coins), and Super Punch Out!! (150). While I can't wholly recommend Aura...
Slew of 3DS titles on sale now!
[Update: Looks like Amazon has sold out on Animal Crossing: New Leaf, but other 3DS titles are still currently available. Better act fast!]
If my Facebook feed has been any indication, then everyone (their moms included) alre...
Also, Mega Man was supposed to have a Mega family!?
Captain N: The Game Master is a show that simply couldn't exist today. A gathering of videogame heroes and villains from all your favorite NES games, of both the first- and third-party variety, interacting and going on advent...
Black Thought be KILLIN' it!
You're probably sick of seeing clips of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on the Dtoid front page, but I can guarantee this one tops 'em all.
Regular watchers of Fallon's show of course know that the in-house band is none other t...
Software selling hardware, imagine that!
The Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling piece of gaming hardware in the United States during May, according to the NPD's monthly report. Nintendo attributes the achievement to the platform's strong software sales, which have in...
Retro Studios head explains their reasoning directly
Remember when I said Reggie would be watching you on social media? Well it turns out he wasn't joking, as he sat down with Retro Studios' Michael Kelbaugh to ask the question many people were thinking: "why is there going to...
Retro's platformer is looking super sharp
I never thought I'd see competitive Donkey Kong, but watching Jonathan Holmes and Tony Ponce team up proves that wrong. With Gil Ruta from Nintendo watching on, Tony and Holmes try to find out who is the best player, control...
I don't think I could choose, personally
When Nintendo's Satoru Iwata informed us that we'll be seeing what Retro Studios was working on at E3, we all assumed the best possible outcome: Metroid. But what we actually got was an announcement for a follow-up to Donkey ...
Though it is cool and refreshing
"What's Retro working on? A new Metroid? Zelda Wii U? Something entirely original?"
Those were the questions prior to E3. Turns out the secret project was yet another Donkey Kong Country sequel.
Don't get me wrong! Returns is friggin' amazing and Tropical Freeze is just as fun so far. I simply think Retro has so much more potential.
Never mind that, though. Tropical Freeze... it's pretty bangin'.
David Wise and more!
I was thrilled but admittedly surprised that Nintendo took stage time to announce that David Wise, beloved Donkey Kong Country composer, would be working on the newly-announced Wii U title, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freez...
There's that trademark Nintendo flair!
Nintendo sure has been sharing a lot on the great titles they have on the table for this year! From the return of Super Smash Bros. to the nostalgic feeling The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo is really hitti...