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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Heads to Nintendo Switch on May 4

Nintendo has announced a Nintendo Switch port for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

The Retro Studios-developed platforming game will launch for the hybrid console on May 4th.

Here’s a brief rundown on the Switch version, via Nintendo:

Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong return for the franchise’s debut on Nintendo Switch. This title includes all the fun and challenge of the original game, plus a new beginner-friendly mode that lets players enjoy this critically acclaimed adventure as groovy surfing simian Funky Kong. Funky Kong can double jump, hover, perform infinite rolls and even perform infinite underwater corkscrews. Thanks to his sturdy surfboard, even spikes can’t slow him down.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was originally released for the Wii U back in 2014.

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29 comments
  1. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    January 11, 2018 at 10:22 am

    The Wii-U just keeps becoming more and more obsolete.

  2. orbo
    orbo
    January 11, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Aww yeah.
    Everyone’s said it by now that this should be moved to the switch.
    Even if you like your wiiu nobody bought the dang thing and gems like this were unfortunately dragged down with it.

  3. Jared Bellow
    Jared Bellow
    January 11, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Oh hell yeah!

  4. PenguinPlayer
    PenguinPlayer
    January 11, 2018 at 11:17 am

    It’s a good game, glad to see more people will have the chance to play it now. All Nintendo needs to make me get a switch now is announce they are porting The Wonderful 101 as well since that is my favorite game of the console.

  5. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    TheOnceAndFutureKing
    January 11, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Hopefully they add all the Wii U first party titles

  6. Donwel
    Donwel
    January 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    I imagine they probably will, not that many people owned the Wii U.

  7. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 11, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    It’s obsolete because I got to play the GOAT platformer four years ahead of time? LMAO.

  8. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 11, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    I suspect they will. The Wii U was the only console in the 2012-2017 period that was regularly getting amazing games.

  9. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    January 11, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    How about someone who doesn’t own a Wii-U or a Switch? There’s honestly no reason to get the former console at this point unless you’re one of those game collectors. It’s not like a Wii-U is cheap anyway.

  10. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 11, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Oh sweet.

  11. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 11, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    It’s obsolete now because it’s best games are gradually all moving over to the Switch in fully portable form yes. You know the definition of obsolete, right? You playing DKC years ago is irrelevant in that fact.

  12. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 11, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Switch is so similar to Wii U it may as well be considered a revision.

  13. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 11, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    The Switch version did not exist four years ago when they game first came out. I was very happy playing that version of the game four years ago, and am very happy that new players can hop on board with the port on Switch.

  14. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    January 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Yeah same.

  15. Amethyst Eclipse
    Amethyst Eclipse
    January 11, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    So “amazing” that they didn’t move hardware!

  16. Amethyst Eclipse
    Amethyst Eclipse
    January 11, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Sounds like the relationship between you, your wife and her BF, maybe after years of prepping the bull and watching em in the corner while jerking off with one hand the other stretched out to your cum encrusted keyboard going on about games you’ve likely never actually played (but I repeat myself) she might give you a handy.

  17. Nanashi
    Nanashi
    January 11, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I was kinda hoping they’d bundle in Returns as well, like they did with Bayo 1 with 2. I just really want a HD Returns.

    Also, does it bother anyone else that Funky is so completely outclassing Donkey here? Or is it just me? >.>

  18. DrearierSpider
    DrearierSpider
    January 11, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Eh, good to see but CEMU has it beat by a long shot already.

  19. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    TheOnceAndFutureKing
    January 11, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Ye, Mario 3D World and Smash Bros 4 were great, I wanna play them some more.

  20. chocodino
    chocodino
    January 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    It’s just the “super easy mode” that nintendo likes to add in some of their titles.

  21. NukeA6
    NukeA6
    January 11, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    The Wii-U isn’t getting new games though so it’s obsolete.

  22. Shattno
    Shattno
    January 12, 2018 at 3:24 am

    That is pure nightmare fuel.

  23. Shattno
    Shattno
    January 12, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Such a great game, really glad more people get the chance to play it

  24. Shattno
    Shattno
    January 12, 2018 at 3:27 am

    But isn’t that normal for a last gen console tho? ;)

  25. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    January 12, 2018 at 5:05 am

    You think he gives a shit? I don’t see why anyone bothers trying to throw logic at this guy, he ignores it just toss cuck jokes at him instead.

  26. Ninjagai
    Ninjagai
    January 12, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Just to be clear, Nintendo withheld these announcements so people would still waste their money on the WiiU. Because they’re the game company that cares about gamers.

  27. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    January 12, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    There was a weird stigma about Wii U that kept people from buying it for whatever reason.

    There’s a VERY good reason why Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best selling game on Switch despite being available on Wii U for years.

  28. Amethyst Eclipse
    Amethyst Eclipse
    January 12, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Nothing weird about being a trash console