Date(s) - 21/02/2014
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is an upcoming side-scrolling platform game developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Wii U. The fifth installment in the series, and the first in high-definition, it follows Retro’s 2010 game Donkey Kong Country Returns. Originally slated to be released in November 2013, it was delayed until December 6, then again until February, 2014. At the VGX Awards on December 7, 2013, the release date was confirmed for North America on February 21, 2014.
The game’s story focuses on the Snomads, a group of Viking creatures, such as walruses, owls and penguins, that invade Donkey Kong Island, forcing Donkey Kong to go against them with the help of his friends Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and Cranky Kong. This is Dixie Kong’s third appearance in the main series and the first since Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble!, released in 1996. This is also Cranky Kong’s first appearance as a playable character in the series.