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Retro chose Donkey Kong over Metroid for the Wii U


7:30 AM on 06.12.2013
Donkey Kong vs. MetroidRetro chose Donkey Kong over Metroid for the Wii U photo



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 Kong Country Returns, titled Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Fans remain divisive on whether or not following up a game that had a Wii and a 3DS version was a good move, but according to Retro, the decision wasn't taken lightly. At the end of the day though, Retro's President and CEO actually felt like they ultimately had "unfinished business" with Donkey Kong -- my guess is ideas that were on the cutting room floor after Donkey Kong Country Returns that they wanted to flesh out.

Honestly, I am ok with this. There probably aren't enough Metroid games in existence, and as a massive fan, I would love to see more. But if Retro can keep delivering good games just like Returns, I am more than willing to play them. I just hope they're happy and passionate about whatever project they're on -- and today, it sounds like they are.

Retro [Official Nintendo Magazine]





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1:00 PM on 02.19.2014
Iwata told Retro to work hard on Donkey Kong's fur

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7:00 AM on 02.17.2014
Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

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...more



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DKC: Tropical Freeze has such charming idle animations

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The DKC: Tropical Freeze video to see above all others

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...more



12:00 PM on 01.20.2014
Preview: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

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HAWP, Freddie Wong team up for DKC Tropical Freeze video

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7:00 AM on 12.20.2013
HIYA! Funky Kong confirmed for DKC: Tropical Freeze

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'...more



11:30 AM on 12.18.2013
Cranky Kong goes bananas in new Donkey Kong trailer

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...more



5:45 PM on 12.07.2013
Nintendo confirms Cranky Kong for DKC: Tropical Freeze

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...more



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Cranky Kong might be the fourth Tropical Freeze character

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 ...more





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