Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze announced for Wii U
posted on 06.11.13 at 10:34 AM EDT by (@salromano)

The next game in the Donkey Kong Country series is coming to Wii U with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, coming to North America in November and to Europe later this year.

In Tropical Freeze, Donkey Kong Island has been overrun by a Viking from the North Seas. In order to take back his home, Donkey Kong needs to set off on an adventure to find other islands.

One of the biggest changes in the game is the use of different camera angles. In addition to side-view, depending on the stage, the camera will turn and show dynamic scenes that “enable new gameplay experiences.”

The game will offer two-player simultaneous multiplayer. In addition to Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong returns as a playable character. Donkey Kong also has a new move that allows him to “pluck” items from the ground.

Watch the debut footage below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.

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  • GetOffMy_Lawn

    Do we know if this is being developed by Retro? I’ll be dissappointed if this is their big secret project. :l

    • Azuardo

      This is what Retro have been working on.

  • Azuardo

    What a shame that this is Retro’s project. It looks great, it really does, and man, I’m so happy to see Dixie Kong returning! But come on, Retro should have been put to use on something else entirely. What a let down.

  • Elvick

    They should have put this on 3DS, instead of a port of Returns. :/

    Oh well.

    Also bummed it’s Retro’s game.

  • DarthNemesis

    Another 2D DK game. Are they ever going to make a 3D DK?

  • TwinTails

    What alot of people don’t understand is that DKC Returns sold 5 million copies for Nintendo compared to Metroid or Star Fox. They’re simply going with what worked before to boost Wii U sales.