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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
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Iwata told Retro to work hard on Donkey Kong's fur

And other stories from Tropical Freeze's development
Feb 19
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...

Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Allow me to break the ice
Feb 17
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...

DKC: Tropical Freeze has such charming idle animations

Donkey Kong plays Donkey Kong
Feb 12
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...

The DKC: Tropical Freeze video to see above all others

Haven't been following the game? Watch this
Jan 31
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...

Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

How this 'sequel' improves upon the original return
Jan 20
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 ...

HAWP, Freddie Wong team up for DKC Tropical Freeze video

Screening next Thursday at Sundance
Jan 07
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...

HIYA! Funky Kong confirmed for DKC: Tropical Freeze

It's up in the air whether or not he's playable
Dec 20
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'...

Cranky Kong goes bananas in new Donkey Kong trailer

That is one energetic old monkey
Dec 18
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...

Nintendo confirms Cranky Kong for DKC: Tropical Freeze

Go bananas!
Dec 07
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...

Cranky Kong might be the fourth Tropical Freeze character

He's right there on the EU boxart
Dec 02
Although it isn't confirmed, if Cranky Kong is going to be the fourth final character for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Nintendo isn't doing anything to hide that fact -- at least, in Europe they aren't. The European ...

Dixie is back in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Thank eff they didn't go with Kiddy Kong instead
Oct 08
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...

Nintendo delays DKC: Tropical Freeze until Februrary 2014

'We need more time'
Oct 01
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...

Reggie asks Retro why they're doing another Donkey Kong

Retro Studios head explains their reasoning directly
Jun 13
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...

Tony and Holmes try out Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze

Retro's platformer is looking super sharp
Jun 12
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...

Retro chose Donkey Kong over Metroid for the Wii U

I don't think I could choose, personally
Jun 12
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 ...

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze isn't an ICEE flavor

Though it is cool and refreshing
Jun 12
"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'.

More about DKC: Tropical Freeze's soundtrack

David Wise and more!
Jun 11
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...

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