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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze headed to Wii U

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Nintendo have just revealed a brand new side-scrolling adventure for the Wii U, starring Donkey Kong and the return of Dixie Kong. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be available later this year.

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  • XroyD

    This got me more excited that the new 3d mario game

    • ConCity Soldier

      This new Donkey Kong game looked a lot better then the new 3D Mario game.

      • XroyD

        Yeah, absolutely.

      • XroyD

        Yeah it did look better

  • DK_Hadouken

    WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!

  • Clel

    Wowww Nintendo updated their YouTube site super fast. For people who missed parts of the Direct due to lag/bad internet, the Nintendo Direct is now on Nintendo’s YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13D1I5s236o)

    • Nintendofreak

      i miss like 1/3 by lag n 1/3 by buffering

    • Chris Hamilton

      lol right blame the lag on bad internet lmao
      I have a 25mb/s connection and still lagged like hell and its not like it was a HD stream (even though my connection can handle hd streams)

      • gimpcell

        At least they can blame it on lag. In the case of xbox on stage and their stage issues and the PS4 crapping out during AC4, Nintendo still dominated.

        • Chris Hamilton

          I know right the ac4 freeze made it seem like they were streaming video instead of playing live. But as for nintendo dominating, I don’t think so, no price cut and only 1 game that I’m truly interested in (monlith’s game that was cut off during the direct).

          • BlackInferno

            Not to mention how 3D World looks like a new version of 3D Land. And only 1 new power up to showcase it, what!? It’s a full scale 3D Mario and it’s main feature is 1 new suit. That seems fun and all, but where’s the variety and all the game changing stuff new 3D Mario entry has given us before? I will say, the new Mario Kart looked amazing, though. I like the hover kart idea, that’s a good one. But other than that and Monolith’s game I wasn’t feeling it for the Wii U at all really. I mean, Wind Waker HD, yeah, nice, but is there anything really new besides the pretty and the Tingle Miiverse integration? I didn’t play that game the first time so I have no reason not to play this one, but it’s just so….not enough. They played it way too safe. And how has Retro not had a project for 3 years and the only thing they have to show for it is a DK sidescroller? That’s not just underwhelming, it’s sad if that’s all they’ve managed to accomplish in all this time. Retro needs to have another BIG project in the closet right now, cause as far as sidescrolling platformers go, we’ve already got NSMBU, the Luigi U DLC (which is pretty much a stand alone game’s worth), Rayman Legends, and the 3DS just got a re-release of the first DKCR, so we don’t need any more of these, not now. If it was a 3D DK, in the vein of DK 64, that’d be a different story, but 2D is full. Where’s the game that can really show off the Wii U’s potential. Even 3D World, which of course will be good, isn’t as eye catching and amazing as Galaxy was. It’s not even anywhere near. Here’s to hoping for another post-E3 Direct in a week or 2 that’ll share some surprises like last year with the XL and NSMB2

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        Actually….a lot of people were having this issue. Even on other sites that I was trying to watch it on as well. Obviously their Direct had some lag issues that were worse for others. Mine was off and on.

  • jay

    That 3D *o*

  • Prid

    YESS! I just hope it’s more like the Rare version of DKC, instead of Retro Studios’ DKCR, which I was a bit disappointed about (no Kremlings, no King K. Rool, very few returning elements – which means less nostalgia, and awful co-op mode – Donkey and Diddy should be more like the old games, instead of Diddy having a jetpack making everything much more easier for him!)

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    I hope this is not by Retro Studio.

    I hope for their life.

    • Eliot

      IGN are saying it is. They quote their source as being Nintendo. Eurogamer also say it’s Retro Studios’ project.
      For f#!ks sake Nintendo!

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        So why didn’t they announced their name? They know the planet want to know what is Retro’s project.

        Ooooorr they’ve seen that all we want is a Metroid so they didn’t mention Retro’s name because they don’t want to DIE.
        DGdhgksjdghlksjdghskdjg

      • Cameron

        It’s one of their projects. Dev teams can make more than one game at a time.

        • Eliot

          I do hope you’re right, but I suspect you’re not. :(

        • Magnus Eriksson

          not happening

        • MujuraNoKamen

          After my initial rage/disappointment I thought of the same thing. Notice how Iwata said the name of every studio making games in the Direct (Monolith, Platinum etc) yet he made no mention of Retro and when speaking about the game he said something like “we added” implying Nintendo [EAD] rather than an outside team like Retro. I’ve done loads of ranting only just about this whole debacle so I’ll try and keep it brief, everything points to this being a side-project, and the real Metroid/new IP/Starfox/F-Zero is yet to come. Remember the cliffhanger in Prime 3, surely Retro want to pick things up there, after all the expanding Retro did and devs saying they moved to Retro to work on more artistic projects, and all the hyping Nintendo did of this game (“something everyone wants us to do” – Reggie) If Nintendo really is dumb enough to BS to us like that, chuck out another Platformer and leave us disappointed then…. FUCK!!!!…

          • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

            I hope you’re right :'(

      • ICHI

        I can’t imagine (even if this is a retro game) that this is the game the naughty dog designer joined the team for? I too noticed that no-one mentioned retro was involved but some media sources have said it is, the guardian in the UK said it was too. Retro are big enough that they could be developing two games anyway, hell when they made prime they had three games in development but ninty wanted them to focus on prime and it was such a success they never looked back. Retro are bigger and more experienced now.

    • incoherent1

      This ND was way too conservative. They needed to give people outside this board a reason to buy a Wii U this holiday season, and I didn’t see it. Donkey Kong will be great, I’m sure, but I have NSMBU and Sonic for my platforming. I don’t want another platformer right now.

      I saw there’s another Direct at 1pm PT/4pm ET that focuses on “Wii U Software”. Is there any chance we’ll see new announcements then or will it be mostly recaps with some new footage? Anyone know what to expect?

      • Kinky Keath

        yeah as if we dont have enough 2d platformers… Also the mario game looks good but id rather have a traditional 3d mario game

      • JWHO

        Yeah im hoping they show new games and trailer or teasers at the showcase!!!! Ign and gamespot would still cover it and talk about it so media dosnt matter. But i feel they have something up their sleeve.

        • incoherent1

          Very helpful — thanks!

    • MujuraNoKamen

      My thoughts exactly, when they showed DKC I was like “NOOOO, What have you done with Retro!?” The game looks fantastic, but I was relieved when he said “we” as in Nintendo rather than Retro so I hope their project is still to be revealed tomorrow. That being said, one website I just checked said it was being done by Retro, but since Nintendo didn’t say it and all signs point to it Being Metroid or something else, I reckon they were just assuming.
      I hope the real Nintendo E3 showcase is yet to come, new Earthbound VC news, no New IP, No Retro. I really hope this isn’t E3 2012 all over again, they have no excuses at all.

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        “#DonkeyKong Country is coming to #WiiU, developed by #RetroStudios. #NintendoDirectNA #E3″ from @NintendoAmerica on twitter.

        Makes me want to ragequit videogames. Even if i’m a VG developper.

        My heart is crying.

        • MujuraNoKamen

          I know, I have a feeling this is a side-project and the real retro game is coming: Notice how Iwata said the name of every studio making games in the Direct (Monolith, Platinum etc) yet he made no mention of Retro and when speaking about the game he said something like “we added” implying Nintendo [EAD] rather than an outside team like Retro. Remember the cliffhanger in Prime 3, surely Retro want to pick things up there, after all the expanding Retro did and devs saying they moved to Retro to work on more
          artistic projects, and all the hyping Nintendo did of this game
          (“something everyone wants us to do” – Reggie) If Nintendo really is dumb enough to waste retros’ talent and power like this, and mislead us this whole time the F them. I thought E3 2013 was the real game changer, last year was a disappointment, this year they have no excuses and if the rest of E3 passes by without an announcement of a new IP/Metroid/Starfox/F-Zero then boo to Nintendo, if they pull things back then I’ll love them again.

      • JWHO

        And if u notice Samus Suit in SSB for WiiU its changed so usually that means new game and Also links i belive

        • MujuraNoKamen

          Awesome! great observation there, hope slightly restored :)

        • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

          Smash -> http://www.smashbros.com/images/character/samus/main.png
          Other M -> http://oi40.tinypic.com/15cn03c.jpg

          They just use the last game of the character as skin (Link is the Skyward Swordd version as he was in Twilight Princess in Brawl)

          But if that announce Other M²… Gonna hang myself (I say it once more: it’s a GREAT game, but a poor Metroid.)

    • jay

      Donkey Kong Country Returns 5M Sold

      Metroid Prime 3: Corruption 1.5M Sold

      What pisses me off about you Nintendo fans is that you overlook Everyone else for your own stingy desires.

      You guys didn’t BUY Metroid Prime and get mad when Nintendo doesn’t announce a new one. I bet 5M people are bitching right now even though only 1.5M would buy a new Prime.

      DK Returns outsold the whole Prime Trilogy.

      You guys want a bigger Wii U install base yet get mad when system sellers like Donkey Kong or Wii Fit is announced….

      • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

        ¯_(ツ)_/¯ I’m disappointed that’s it’s not Metroid, but I understand that more peoples finds more appealing DK than Metroid, and I understand why Nintendo is doing this.

        In a business model, the minority HAVE to be sacrified. This time, those who expected Metroid (or new IP or Starfox) were sacrified. And that’s it :)

        I just lose faith in Nintendo, although I was a huge hype fanboy. Shit happens.

      • iceazeama

        hahshahaha me and my brother just said this exact same thing to each other and i agree!!!!!!

        • jay

          haha

      • RockGod

        I bought all the Primes and then even the Prime Trilogy on Wii, I also bought Donkey Kong Country on Wii. It pisses me off a little that DKC sold better because the MP games were infinitely better.

      • ICHI

        It didn’t need to be metroid though, most prime fans were hoping for a new spin on star fox or just something new. I think most people feel this is too safe for what was kept so secret it should have been mind blowing. At the same level as seeing a new Zelda, something expansive, an experience you can’t get anywhere else. And instead we got a 2.5D platformer and we already have a few of those, thought I’m certain this will be better than all of them. Its not quite enough to satisfy all of us who know what Nintendo is capable of when they take risks.

      • Ricky__Spanish

        Well, Prime 2 & 3 sucked

  • Arthur Jarret

    I actually hope this isn’t Retro’s game…

    • Edward

      I know. I hope that this isn’t Retros project either.

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        According to wikipedia, it is. Of course it’s not confirmed yet, but I get the feeling it is.

        • Arthur Jarret

          Question remains: is this their only game in development?
          There have been a lot of starfox / startropics rumors… I wonder if Nintendo will pick up on that.

    • DK_Hadouken

      It is. IGN confirmed it with Ninendo. I’m happy as freakin’ hell.

      • Arthur Jarret

        Aw… I was hoping for another retro (8 or 16 bit era) franchise revival from them instead.

      • MTGSWE

        I thought retro said they were working on a game everybody wanted them to do. Well well, maybe later….

        • val berger

          That’s marketing. What else should they say? And if you’re taking me, I really did want them to do that game. Maybe not now but sooner or later. And I guess I’m cool with that :)

          • MTGSWE

            Yeah It’s cool with me. Just had to let it sink in :D

        • jay

          “were working on a game everybody wanted them to do.”

          DKC Returns- 5M Sold

          Metroid Prime 3- 1.5M Sold

      • Elem187

        Well said.. I’m eagerly anticipating this game.

    • Prid

      After watching the gameplay footage as seen in Nintendo Direct, it’s pretty obvious that it’s made by Retro Studios since the gameplay, visuals and elements are all like that of Donkey Kong Country Returns…

      • Arthur Jarret

        Counter example: Gameplay, visuals and elements of F-zero X are the same as F-zero GX… yet these were made by completely different studios.

        You can’t judge a book by it’s cover, you know.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      it is

  • Clel

    I’m kinda surprised, since Nintendo was saying it was something ‘no one was expecting’. I guess they double fooled us. By saying we weren’t expecting it, we expected something else, and…
    Well played Nintendo–well played.

    • iceazeama

      they might be working on something else too but just might now be ready.

      • Norfair20X5

        Agreed. It is perfectly logical to assume they have been working on this since around the release of the first one and have since switched over manpower to a second title with a smaller team finishing up and polishing the game through playtesting. If the assets are already in place it would just make sense is all I am saying.

  • Joey Perez

    looks like the same old lame donkey kong…… i like donkey kong and all but … its not what the people wanted… people wanted….. very loudly n clearly
    F-Zero
    starfox
    metroid
    at least a new zelda trailer ??

    only good things

    mario kart 8
    smash bros n mega man added.. no one else???? im sure more will be announced
    and monoliths X …

    the rest are childish games

    mario meets barbie world.. i swear it looks like they might sit and have a tea party
    galaxy was way more ambitious and paid off too this could be a good mario game but not one worth 60 bucks ….

    • Joey Perez

      oh and bayonetta looked great..
      and it due to no announcements i guess we arent getting any cod games on the wii u? lame…

      • iceazeama

        answer me this…… is the x game actually an rpg game with a story, like xenoblade was or is it just a game with huge worlds that all you do is go in fucking robots and shit????? if it is, good bye nintendo.

        • Joey Perez

          Rpg of course.. its not monster hunter.. it looks promising and actually quite gorgeouse… I was hoping for a nintendo software that pushes the wii u to show more power.. i know there is more in it… i guess i have to say mario kart 8 looks amazing and im excited for it..

          • iceazeama

            it just sounded to me that it was just a huge sandbox game, and all you do is go around in huge worlds in robots to fight things. while looking for missions and doing them.that would be so disappointing, well hopefully not because xenoblade was awesome and i would hate for them to screw it up like that.

          • RockGod

            Listen man, sounds like we’re both excited about a lot of the same titles, I agree with you on almost everything you say. You just need to ease up on the Mario 3D World hate, sure it’s definitely not what anyone expected, but we barely know anything about it, and by all previous standards it will probably turn out to be a great game in the end.

        • Shaise Mughal

          goodbye to you, stop trolling

      • Shaise Mughal

        uuhh.. cod ghosts is coming

        • Joey Perez

          Where did you get this confirmation I wanna seeee pleeeeeese

  • DennisJKA

    So that is the great Retro project, we all have waited for? Rather disappointing.
    Don’t get me wrong, DKCR are great games, but I really expected something that Retro hasn’t done yet…

    • NkoSekirei

      we dont know if its retros project but lets wait and see

  • gimpcell

    A little disappointing. Still will buy and it will be a great game.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    Disappointed that this is what Retro has been working on. Not that it’s a bad game, just that I was expecting something new.

  • DemonRoach

    Nintendo decided to dedicate their system to babies. Instead of a new metroid or other decent game, they will release the pegi5 donky crap game that has worse graphics than the SNES version.

    • kenny Johnson

      How old are you? 12? Seriously. I’m 37 and the new Mario game looks FANTASTIC to me.

      • Agent721

        Im 36! Roach is clearly very concerned about being seen as a kid!

    • Agent721

      You must be 12 yourself. Grow up.

    • Shaise Mughal

      pegi 5 doesnt exist!!!!!!

      • DemonRoach

        PEGI 3 then.

    • NkoSekirei

      the only baby here is u bitch do us all a favor and stfu

    • RockGod

      Who gives two craps what DeadBug has to say? anyone?

  • Norfair20X5

    I… yes… uhh… OH MY GOD!!! I have been waiting for a sequel to one of the best platformers ever made. Yay!

  • Prid

    So, I just watched the gameplay footage for this game, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME? VIKINGS?!? Bring back the Kremlings! And have you seen Dixie Kong’s flying ability? It’s NOTHING like the old games where she can land slowly, it just gives her a small boost upwards……………..!

  • Madmagican

    …I’m pretty sure this isn’t Retro’s game
    Nintendo would’ve mentioned something that big

  • Chris

    I refuse to believe that this is what Retro was working on. How does a 2D game take 2 years to make? This doesn’t add up.

  • Ray01x

    Has it ever occured to people that Retro has a 2nd game? They have grown in size over the years.
    You think Nintendo is gonna show everything?
    You guys know damn well that they’re gonna have more NDirects this year.

  • Cameron

    Retro might have worked on it, but they have a big enough team to develop something else at the same time, and I’m sure that “old Nintendo IP that no one thought they had the balls to do” is still coming. Although it would’ve been nice to know what it was today instead of later…

  • Emily Horton

    Although this game looks great, I would much rather see a Metroid or Starfox title…

    Oh wait, everyone would.

  • JWHO

    Wasnt the direct this morning just a Pre E3 Direct I think they are really going to Let it all out on the showcase

    • MujuraNoKamen

      Let’s hope so, it was kinda disappointing. Everything shown was already revealed, or we new it was coming.

  • TheFinger

    if retro is working on something else i think they would at least show a teaser… There are a lot of game “similar” to this one already on the wii u. I think they should have done something else.

  • Super Buu

    Well, given it is made by Retro, it will be good but still, it’s kinda disappointing that it isn’t Metroid nor StarFox.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Come on people. DK looks sweet. Swinging for them bananas will be great. Also the camera function seems to add on to the gameplay. Im a little bit disappointed with no Metroid, but it will come sooner or later and it will be great. Cheer up! You will love this game :)

    • RockGod

      I will get the new Donkey Kong game… it will probably be amazing, just like the last one. The only problem I had with it is that it wasn’t Metroid Prime 4, still stinging a little that there’s NO Prime….

  • Mochlum

    It would’ve made more sense to make this if they DIDN’T make Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. It makes it feel like too close of a sequel, even though it really isn’t.

  • fireheartis1

    Dude you all whining is making me sick. Come on now just because it wasn’t the game you wanted your going to moan like it’s the end of the world or something. This new Donkey Kong Country looks sick, and I for one will be picking it up on day one. Plus I’ve read many comments on YouTube of people who are going to buy a Wii U just because of this game, so stop whining like stupid fanboys and love the fact that DKC will be selling some Wii U systems.

  • MetroidZero

    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Developer Direct:

  • NkoSekirei

    ok but it doesnt say whos developing it im hoping its not retros project cause alot of people including me were hoping it was something good

  • Stuart Thomas

    So who is the secret character their not revealing yet?? Donkey, Diddy, Dixie and who ….. Cranky Kong???!?!

  • Ice Climbers

    This looks fun.

    For those of you that are thinking this is Retro’s BIG project, lets think about this logically. Yes, Retro is working on this game. However, did it not occur to you that they are working on two games at once? Retro has grown in size quite a bit, they can easily work on two games at once. Also, we know that Retro hired developers from Naughty Dog and Vigil to develop their big game, and that its something everyone wants them to do. Do you guys really think Retro hired people from freaking Naughty Dog and Vigil to develop a Donkey Kong Country game? I think not. Also, we know that Retro pulled the plug on announcing their big project at last year’s E3 at the last minute. Do you honestly think that they would do that to a DKC game? Obviously not.

    They have something else guys. Just a matter of when they will show it.

    • majora :D

      I’d like to believe you, but it’s totally illogical for them to keep another game in the moment when nintendo needed more firepower

      • Ice Climbers

        Perhaps it will be a surprise announcement later this week. E3 isn’t over yet. We still have the Pokemon Roundtable later today, which apparently has a new trailer showing off more new Pokemon and a new type of battle. This means that there is still more to come. Plus, we should be getting another Direct later this month/early next month talking about the Summer System Update. It could be announced there along with Zelda U (Miyamoto said that was almost shown at this Direct) if its not revealed later this week.

        • majora :D

          You got a point there, e3 is not over yet. I truly wish you’re right, I want to see at least some photos from Zelda U.

          • Ice Climbers

            I hope so too. Also, if Miyamoto said that Zelda U was almost shown at this Direct, then that could mean a 2014 release is a possibility. Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2, Monolith’s X, Mario Kart 8, and possibly Zelda U? 2014 is shaping up to be a great year for Wii U.

          • majora :D

            Sad thing 2013 looks weak :( another year playing the waiting game

          • Ice Climbers

            Unfortunately. At least we have Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Wind Waker HD, Rayman Legends, Sonic Lost World, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, and Super Mario 3D World to hold us over. That’s more than what there is right now.

  • Luis Gonzalez

    I’m happy with DKC. It is only logical that want to create DKC first, this would teach them the capabilities of the Wii U and now they can make a better Metroid game.

  • ancientgamer

    i better not have to wait another 2 years for metroid, we just got a dk game on ds, metroid should of been first pick

  • Xavier Lopez Chabelo

    Im sorry people, downvote me if you want but…. W T F???? Donkey Country, RETRO STUDIOS project???!!!

    Im too dissapointment people, they are RETRO STUDIOS, Im not saying that DK is going to to be a bad, indeed, is going to be a great game but… man… I was expecting something incredible….

    I hope the second game they are working on is a good thing(and Im counting on it) beacuse if not…

  • Nintengoth

    I am really upset no Metroid was shown :( lol but I like DK should be fun, Retro should of made a new Metroid, who knows maybe Metroid is being made by them and we gona see it soon!

  • Edward

    Hopefully as soon as Retro is done with the Donkey Kong game they immediately start doing a Metroid or Starfox game.

  • Pixelsaber

    Take a look:
    http://e3.nintendo.com/games/detail/donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze/

    It’s definitely a Retro studios project. I don’t like DKC but it’s by no means a bad game… There’s still the possibility of a second game in development, but if there isn’t I’m extremely disapointed.

  • Ricky__Spanish

    I wanted StarFox

  • kenny Johnson

  • DigitalBlawks

    David Wise who composed the original soundtracks of the original 3 Donkey Kong Country games is composing for the latest DK Country TF!!! SO EXCITED TO HEAR HIS LEGENDARY MUSIC AGAIN!!!!