Ever since the new season of Game of Thrones started, I've gathered with a group of friends each Sunday night to play video games for a few hours before the new episode airs. We sometimes call it pre-gaming Game of Thrones, because we're huge dorks.
Let me tell you about a moment in world five of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. It's a little late in the game, but it's oh so typical (and not a spoiler, unless you count the placement of platforms as a spoiler). How you feel about this moment will determine how you feel about this game.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is out today, and to celebrate this, Masahiro Sakurai revealed the next member of Super Smash Bros. Wii U's roster: Diddy Kong.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the newest game in the long running series and the first on the Wii U. It has all the platforming you could want as well as returning characters Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong. Check out the video to see the game in action.
This past weekend, I sat down and powered through the newest Donkey Kong title Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. And as I explored all the game has to offer, I found myself nearly giddy at Cranky Kong’s special ability: to bounce along on his cane like Scrooge McDuck in the NES classic DuckTales.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze came out in Japan yesterday and with it came an influx of awesome art over at the Donkey Kong Miiverse page. Look below for some of the best.
Here is the next big game for Nintendo's Wii U displayed on my TV. Do you see something strange in this picture?
What appears to be a charming little visual Easter egg in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is actually so much more. Yes, DK whips out a 3DS and plays it when you leave him idle (he's done this in the past.) But he's actually playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Mario Kart 7 and even, well, Donkey Kong Country…
The folks at Retro Studios might not yet be making the Metroid game everyone wants them to make, but their next release sure looks great.
Nintendo released this new Cranky Kong trailer during their Nintendo Direct this morning. Looks fantastic.
Nintendo's big VGX surprise is... Cranky Kong. The old gorilla is playable in the upcoming Wii U game Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which will be out on February 21.
The next Donkey Kong Country game has been pushed back to February of 2014, Nintendo just announced. It was previously slated for this December.
Nintendo knows that the choice to have the company's top-flight development studio in Texas make another Donkey Kong side-scroller was controversial—so controversial, in fact, that Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime actually addressed it in a video yesterday shortly before I asked him about it.
Why is the giant ape of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for the Wii U so damn fluffy? Why is he fighting Vikings? And why is it borrowing a mechanic from, of all games, Super Mario Bros. 2? Producer Kensuke Tanabe has answers, and in one case he is the answer.
Donkey Kong Island is overrun by Vikings in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which will be a retail release and a Wii U eShop download when it arrives later this year.