Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze released
Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong are back with their newest platformer
Nintendo has confirmed the launch of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, as the newest game in the Donkey Kong Country series swings to the Wii U.
In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, the island that Donkey Kong calls home has been frozen by the invading Snowmads. It’s up to Donkey Kong and friends to make their way through multiple worlds across different islands to put an end to the Snowmads’ icy reign.
Joining Donkey Kong as playable characters during his adventure are Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong. They also have their own unique abilities: Diddy Kong can hover for a limited time using his Barrel Jet, Dixie Kong can perform a ponytail-spinning move and Cranky Kong can bounce on spikes and other hazards using his cane. Using their own controllers, players can use these partners to team up with a friend in local, cooperative multiplayer, with one player controlling Donkey Kong and the other taking control of one of his allies.
The game also features online leaderboards that let friends compete in level times, medals earned and whether levels are completed without losing any health.