Dec 20th, 2013


Noted YouTube account GameXplain recently got to spend some time with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and had some interesting things to say about the game. A new tweet from GameXplain reveals several details, including 1080p support, though it’s not stated whether that is upscaled or native.

Noted composer David Wise is also back to compose the soundtrack for the game, after composing the soundtrack for all three of the original Super Nintendo games.

Are you excited for the release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze?

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  • Shota

    i said that david wise would come back months ago to make music for tropical freeze and no one cared

    • RockieOllie

      I cared! The music is orgasmic!
      And the other ex Rare devs are working on a eShop 2D plat-former as well:

      It looks like the Rare guys are finding their way back to Nintendo!

      • Shota

        that’s great news!

      • Thomas Vienna

        The trumpet’s trills and lipping-up is kind of excessive in that song, but it’s great otherwise. 🙂

        • Mithiragi

          Sounds like Maynard Ferguson haha

      • Leo

        I’m not really into jazz… :S

        But it’s David Wise… so on his genius mind i trust! I bet that the soundtrack will have a lot more variety!

  • D.M.T

    Donkey Kong being 1080p doesn’t surprise me, it’s a 2D game I expect it to be 1080p.

    • DragonSilths

      Every Nintendo Wii U game after Super Mario 3D World should be 1080p 60 fps.

    • bizzy gie

      It’s 2.5D and has 3D points throughout the game.

  • RockieOllie

    I really can’t wait to play this game.
    DKC has always been more challenging than NSMB for me.
    I am ready to put pushed to my limits!

  • Magnus Eriksson

    I was interested before. But I kind of got tired from sidescrolling platformers from Nintendo, and on Nintendo, now. So Ill wait a while before picking it up. I think I will pick up some things I missed, and wait for MK8 instead. But I will buy it, just not now.

    • D.M.T

      You can’t buy this game now even if you wanted to because the game is not in stores right now, it will launch on February 21, 2014. You have 2 months now to rest from sidescrolling platformers since you’re so tired of them.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Nah, lets call it a year or so. I love the game, but I feel to wait a while now 🙂

        • Mike A

          Gee whiz buddy by than it be out on the 3DS!

  • The Clockwork Being

    Really would have like Funky Kong to be a new playable character but him running the shop is fine. It would make for some fun dialogue between all the characters. Although I think he will acting like a big douchy Cranky Kong like: ”Oh I can do what you guys are doing all while look cool and without losing a life!”.Oh and people you better care that David Wise is involved in this game. You heard that song in the Cranky Kong trailer? Yeah there is alot of that and better then that. Really looking forward to this game.

  • RecheDiazrivarola

    my body is ready

  • Fred

    I love GameXplain’s Analysis videos they are really well done.

    • DragonSilths

      Hate GameXplain. Every Zelda game or video of his about Zelda he bashes it and says every Zelda is the same. Unsubscribed to that fucker.

  • Agent721

    I can’t wait for this game! Time to fire up the old SNES and play the OG version!

  • Jack5221

    I for one am really excited about this game. Lots of really good platformers coming out next year. This one is my most anticipated.

  • Zuxs13

    Im not excited for the game, but i am glad Nintendo is releasing more games.

  • Bob Charlie

    Will DKTF be better than or be on par with Rayman Legends, though?
    Nintendo is bringing so many great Indie scrollers to Wii U in 2014 and that means DK needs to be incredible to warrant a purchase from me.
    But what do I know? I’m high… ¦ )

    • MujuraNoKamen

      If it’s a s good as Returns on Wii then it’ll be incredible. But it had better be super-incredibly-amazing since Retro turned down Metroid to do this.

  • Rabbi Bongstien

    My Wii U need this. It has been asking me for it all year. I feel bad i can’t get it one for Xmas but I’m sure it;ll understand.

    • Agent721

      Your name is ridiculously funny, Rabbi!

      • Rabbi Bongstien

        Well that’s what happens when you suffer from chronic chutzpah.

  • Alex0714

    Never been this excited for DK game since DK64!

  • Pikachief

    I only played a little of Donkey Kong Country Returns but I didn’t seem to like it :/ Gonna have to pass on this one. I grew up with DKC3 and I LOVED it. My life goal at the time was to beat the volcano. These games look and feel more like DKC1 and DKC2 though, which I personally do no like :/

    But! There are more fans who like those 2 than DKC3, so I’m glad they made it more like those 2.

    • Leo

      I also don’t like DKC Returns, but it seems that Tropical Freeze is more in line with the SNES games, so maybe i will give it a chance. I’m still skeptical though.



  • Leo

    I miss Donkey Kong sounding like an actual monkey and not a man pretending to be a monkey :X

  • Christopher Acuna

    Would be great if they made it like Mario 3D World but this will do for now. Can’t wait to play this game 🙂

  • DragonSilths

    I still really don’t give a damn about the DK franchise. Even in the SNES days just never got into it. So this will be the 1st Retro game I skip.

  • Rinslowe

    Expectation on Retro subsided a long time ago… Now I’m just hanging out to go bananas on this title!

    Can’t wait.

  • Asavarii

    Want want want!!!

  • Michael Hancock

    The game looks fucking stupid, dated and uninspired.

  • Forbsz

    Can’t wait it’s gonna be awesome!

  • jrob23

    Man, I have to play and beat DKCR in a hurry. But it’s buried behind a bunch of games. 🙁

    • Wiiluigi

      I know exactly what you mean. I keep saying this over and over. Everyone keeps saying nintendo doesn’t have games. My back catalogue for the wii u and 3ds is ridiculous.

      • Michael Hancock

        and Wii.

  • GuardiansFan

    all wii u games are 1080p after being upconverted so i highly doubt they mentioned it without it being 1080p natively.

  • Shigeru Miyamoto

    i was excited for this game but now that it’s delayed so people are forced to only buy mario for christmas . i’m over it.

  • Fuzunga

    I thought he was doing the music with Kenji Yamamoto.

  • fabian

    just compare these two screenshots and see how much the visuals have improved since they first showed it for the first time:

  • Wiiluigi

    Game looks much better then when first presented. Reminds me of DK64. I just wish it was in expansive setting like DK64.

  • jdiaz1994

    David Wise? The genius who made the soundtrack for Diddy Kong Racing? Hell yeah!!!!

  • InterTreble

    Give me this game. Now.