VGX 2013: Cranky Kong, February 21 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Release Announced

It’s been teased as a leaked image earlier this week, but now it has been officially confirmed. Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo of America, has revealed at VGX 2013 that Cranky Kong will be a playable character in the upcoming Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which will be released in North America on February 21, 2014.

Additionally, Reggie announced that Cranky Kong can use his cane to bounce along spiky areas to avoid damage, just like Scrooge McDuck in the Ducktales Remastered game that came out earlier this year. A new feature revealed was called the “Kong Pow.” If you fill a meter, both you and your other Kong partner will be able to combo together to clear all enemies on screen.

It was a layered conversation between Geoff Keighley and Joel McHale, as Reggie teased a Metroid game in the future. “I would love to see another Metroid game,” he said. Perhaps that will be in the cards down the line?

Here is some of the gameplay footage.


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  • Frew Weldemariam

    I’m done…. -_-

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      Elijah Wood

  • Gabriel Estrella

    Really? Can Nintendo really go to bed PROUD today? Do they think we’re happy with a shitty-ass old monkey? SERIOUSLY’ After spending a LOT of money on their stupid console with no games… REALLY? It’s like they enjoy insulting us and just .. aRGHafdlaksf. I’m DONE Nintendo. I’m DONE defending your ass. Just cause you made Zelda, doesn’t mean you can make SHIT and pass it along as acceptable. This is insulting to your fans and loyal buyers. SHAME on you.

    • choroneko21

      The show itself was a JOKE. I’m glad Nintendo didn’t say anything to boost the show up. Save it for the Nintendo direct.

    • Laud

      You over react.

      I can understand your pain as I am crying too but still. You’re just nuts.

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