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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... read
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 ... read feature

HAWP

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... read

Fashion Alert: Who Wore It Better?


Funky Fresh or Pretty Poison?
Dec 20
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? read
Funky Kong

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'... read
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... read feature

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... read
Donkey Kong

VICE's The New Kings of Kong checks in on the champs


Everyone loves a good rivalry
Dec 12
"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... read
Nintendo

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... read

More Fallout 4 Clues, Microsoft Threshold & Cranky Kong


Max Scoville made a Dtoid Show episode all by himself
Dec 03
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... read
DKC

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... read

Rhymedown Spectacular: Cabin Fever


The brains behind Jimquisition and Zero Punctuation get lyrical
Oct 02
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. read
DKC: Tropical Freeze

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... read
Stop motion Donkey Kong

Stop in the name of love: Donkey Kong in stop motion


I motion to stop with the puns
Jul 26
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... read

Animal Crossing: New Leaf sales surpass 500,000 units


Plus see how else Nintendo performed in June
Jul 19
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... read
Donkey Kong NES Wii U

Reminder: Donkey Kong NES is $0.30 on the Wii U VC


It's discounted until August 13th
Jul 18
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 ... read
Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo has updated their digital rewards


Get Super Punch Out!!
Jul 02
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... read
Deals

Amazon discounts Animal Crossing: New Leaf and more


Slew of 3DS titles on sale now!
Jun 29
[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... read
Captain N concept art

Captain N concept art reveals Paperboy as the main hero


Also, Mega Man was supposed to have a Mega family!?
Jun 23
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... read
The Roots' Mario rap

The Roots' frontman spits crazy Mario rap on Jimmy Fallon


Black Thought be KILLIN' it!
Jun 21
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... read
Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling console in May


Software selling hardware, imagine that!
Jun 17
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... read
Metroid vs. Donkey Kong

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... read
Donkey Kong

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... read
Donkey Kong vs. Metroid

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 ... read
DKC: Tropical Freeze

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'. read
DKC: Tropical Freeze

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... read

Ogle some Nintendo's finest E3 titles, and cat people!


There's that trademark Nintendo flair!
Jun 11
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... read
DKCR composer

David Wise composing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze


He's back!
Jun 11
I don't know how I always end up on a plane or asleep or otherwise unable to catch Nintendo's Direct videos, but that trend didn't stop this week. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was announced, much to my excitement and ... read
Wii U Best Buy event

Reggie announces Wii U games for Best Buy event


They're mostly games announced today!
Jun 11
Hot off the Nintendo E3 Direct, Reggie brings the news of what exactly fans will be able to play at the Wii U Best Buy event. Let's cut to it: Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and D... read

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze coming to Wii U


Available end of this year
Jun 11
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is coming to Wii U, with wacky camera angles, and two-player co-op. Secondary players can choose to be either Diddy King or Dixie Kong.  A sidescrolling platformer in the same vein as Donkey Kong Country Returns, Tropical Freeze features dynamic scenes, and looks gorgeous in HD. It's due out by the end of the year.  read






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