Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze gets a new trailer

Donkey-Kong-CountryCan’t everyone just leave Donkey Kong and his bananas alone?  Dude’s been having to deal with banana robbers for decades.  In the newest trailer for his upcoming game, he’s bringing along a friend we haven’t seen since the 16 bit era.  Read on for the details.

When we last saw Dixie Kong, she was starring in the third and final Donkey Kong Country game on the Super Nintendo, Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble.  Seventeen years later (yes you’re THAT old) she’s finally back in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for the Wii U.  Developed by Retro Studios, the same folks who made the awesome Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Wii, Tropical Freeze involves yet another band of evil doers invading Donkey Island.  Check out the trailer below.

As you might have noticed, Dixie Kong is a pretty kickass partner.  Tropical Freeze also features the return of underwater levels, which were absent from Returns.  Unlike previous Donkey Kong Country games, the Kongs won’t be able to magically breathe underwater.  You’ll have to periodically refill their lungs by catching air bubbles, Sonic style.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is that you’re no longer totally defenseless while swimming.  The Kongs can now execute a special spin attack underwater.  Like past Country titles, the two Kong characters on screen can be played simultaneously in multiplayer mode, or serve as sidekicks in single player.

Announced at this year’s E3, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was originally scheduled to be released in November.  After a couple of delays, the game is now slated for a February 2014 release.

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Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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