It’s on Like Donkey Kong on Wii U


It took a decade for Donkey Kong to make a proper home console reappearance in Donkey Kong Country Returns on the Wii (not counting the bongo-controlled Jungle Beat), a game that has also since been re-released on the 3DS to fantastic results. Thankfully it won’t be taking nearly that long for Nintendo’s banana-loving gorilla to land another starring role.

This November, Retro Studios will be releasing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze exclusively for Wii U. Familiar side-scrolling platformer action will ensue as DK and his simian pals, Diddy and Dixie, set out to stop invading anthropomorphic Viking seals, walruses and penguins from taking over Donkey Kong Island. You can expect to ride plenty of mine carts, blast off from plenty of DK Barrels, and collect plenty of bananas, by yourself or with a friend. Donkey Kong will also sport some new moves, including the ability to “pluck” items out of the ground to reveal hidden secrets or pick up objects/enemies to hurl as projectiles.

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Matt Litten is a 28 year old from-the-womb gamer turned video game reviewer/blogger and current editor/owner/operator of Matt got his first taste of gaming as a youngster on the NES and Atari, and the rest is history from there. In 2004, three years removed from high school and still looking for a career direction in life, Matt landed his first gig in the video game review business writing for the now-defunct website After the sad and untimely close of BonusStage, the former staff went on to found, and after a short stint as US Site Manager for AceGamez Matt turned his attention to VGBlogger, and to this day is dedicated to making it one of the top video game blogs in all the blogosphere. Matt is a fair-minded reviewer and lover of games of all platforms and types, big or small, hyped or niche, big-budget or indie. But that doesn't mean he will let poor games slide without a good thrashing when necessary.