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Wii U on form with Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze

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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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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