Marking his (and Nintendo’s) first ever appearance at the Spike VGX awards, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed earlier rumors that Cranky Kong would be a playable character in the upcoming Wii U title.
While fans were pleased to see Nintendo make its premier appearance at the annual awards show, the character reveal was generally perceived as underwhelming. Much excitement had originally been built up after news that the company would be presenting a new look at a previously announced Wii U title. However, doubts that Nintendo would show much more than a new character began to grow during the week leading up to the 2013 VGX awards.
Is Nintendo hiding something else up its ever-secretive sleeve? For those of you that didn’t have time to catch the show, there was a bit of an awkward moment when VGX host Geoff Keighley asked Reggie if he didn’t have something else to reveal… Regardless of the executive’s answer (it was no), the announcement 0f Cranky Kong as a fully-playable character is exciting for fans looking forward to picking up the game on February 21st.
Let us know what you think about Nintendo’s announcement and presence at the VGX awards!
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