For the first time since it began, Nintendo has made an appearance at the Spike Video Game Awards (Now Re labelled as VGX) and with their first appearance came an announcement for upcoming Wii U title; Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
During Spike VGX hosted by Geoff Keighley & Joel McHale, Nintendo revealed that Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze would be released on February 21st 2014 in North America while the game will be released in the UK & Australia in February 2014. On top of this they also revealed that Cranky Kong (The Original Donkey Kong) is the fourth playable character in the game alongside Donkey, Diddy & Dixie. Cranky will use his cane to bounce across dangerous terrain and attack enemies in a similar way to Scrooge McDuck in the DuckTales video game. Also using the pogo bounce will also increase Cranky’s jump.
You can see everything that was announced in the video below. Unfortunately the video below doesn’t include the Metroid discussion which I have detailed below.
In addition to all the Donkey Kong news, Nintendo also hinted at Metroid making a comeback in the future with Reggie wearing a Metroid pin and saying that its one of his favorite franchises and when asked if a new Metroid title was in the works, Reggie didn’t confirm nor deny anything but did say he would love to see the series return and when the Retro Studios rep was asked if Retro had 2 studios (1 working on DK, Another working on another project) The guy wouldn’t confirm saying ” I can’t reveal that” which sort of gives off some suspicion but I guess we won’t find out until Nintendo makes an official announcement.
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is set to be released February 21st 2014 in North America & February 2014 for the UK, EU & Australia on Wii U.
So what do you think? Are you glad Cranky is being made a playable character? Will you be buying this game? Do you want to see the return of Samus Aran? Be sure to let me know in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews.
Article by Matthew McNamee