Wii U on form with Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

By Alan Ng - Oct 8, 2013

Nintendo may have some great in-house games on the way such as Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3d World and Super Smash Bros Wii U, but don’t forget about one platformer that could easily trump them all in 2014. Donkey Kong Country is coming back and the new game Tropical Freeze is looking even better than the first game on Wii if that was possible.

If you played Donkey Kong Country Returns from Retro Studios, you’ll agree that it was arguably the best platforming game on the Wii U throughout 2010 and 2011. Fans are delighted that a direct sequel is on the way, and even appear to be willing to accept the game’s delay into 2014 since it was originally planned to release this November.

Nintendo has this week released a new gameplay trailer for Tropical Freeze, confirming that the lovable Dixie Kong will be playable in the game. Just like the SNES classics, Dixie will be able to use her hair as a helicopter to glide, but this time will be able to jump on Donkey’s back in order to reach previously unattainable items.

It also appears that Tropical Freeze is pulling out all the stops. This is actually Dixie’s first appearance since the amazing Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble on SNES. The game is also going to be featuring water levels at last compared to Returns which didn’t, while amazingly – it has also been confirmed that the original SNES composer David Wise is returning to score the game as well, so it really can’t get much better than that.

Just listen to tracks such as Stickerbrush Symphony to get an idea of what the music is going to be like in Tropical Freeze.

Dixie hasn't been seen since DKC3 on the SNES.

Dixie hasn’t been seen since DKC3 on the SNES.

The Wii U continues to get a lot of hate on social boards, but take a look at some of the games that are on the way. Wii U owners are going to be spoilt for choice very soon and it could mean a reversal in fortunes in terms of hardware sales.

Enjoy the new gameplay and let us know if you think the Wii U is back on form or not.

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  • Rodger Jamjet

    The Wii U is so different and so much better then anything else out there, it’s hard to explain. Until you actually use, feel and interact with the Wii U, anti Ninty gamers should just shut up or join the bandwagon. I now find traditional controllers Sooooo boring!!! Ninty has it made.

  • Brandon Fuentes

    Dixie kong has been seen and playable in games since SNES. And she was already shown at e3. You need to get your stories straight

    • NgTurbo

      Has she been in any other Donkey Kong Country games since? Calm down Brandon… life is too short to get worked up on the internet.

  • Brandon Fuentes

    Donkey kong will no way be better then 3D world, mario kart 8, and especially smash bros. & obviously it looks better on an HD system than a normal wii.