Quick Note: Before you hit that play button and delve into the video, be aware that there are minor spoilers about gameplay in the video and the article below. If you want to go into playing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze with a fresh slate, you should probably avoid this one.
As the release date for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze approaches, we’re getting more first-hand looks at various levels of the game, the soundtrack, and even some of the technical features. The one thing we haven’t seen until now is what the world map looks like. The map in the Donkey Kong Country series has always been pretty vital in conveying how the levels work, so it’s nice to see that Retro Studios haven’t really strayed from the formula. YouTuber BitBlock takes us around the map and gives us a quick look at several new things for this game.
The addition of a visual indicator for secrets and how to unlock new levels is pretty interesting and is reminiscent of unlocking Star Road in Super Mario World. Overall, it looks like the team at Retro Studios have crafted a pretty unique game, especially considering each island has its own theme.
North America and Europe will be able to get their hands on this banana-slinging title on February 21st, 2014.