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.