Nintendo are gearing up to launch Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Wii U this month and have released some new details regarding the title.

The game’s soundtrack is composed by Rare alumni David Wise who made music for most of Rare’s games between 1985 and 2009 and is especially known for his work on past Donkey Kong Country games.

This time around, the Kongs have their island home invaded by the Snowmads: new cold-hearted foes who arrive on longships and, with a toot of a magical horn, turn the tropical paradise into their frozen fortress. To make matters worse, when the arctic cyclone sweeps over Donkey Kong Island, the Kongs are blown far away and must begin an epic journey spanning six differently-themed islands, to reclaim their banana hoard and thaw out their home.

On each island, a multitude of fierce and frantic levels await that throw Rambi rides, underwater antics, epic boss battles and secret exits across your path. On many occasions, the new dynamic camera twists the action in a way never seen before, lending a more cinematic point of view to frenzies of Barrel Cannon blasts and Mine Carts careering off the rails.

Donkey Kong is able to buddy up with other characters to gain special abilities. Diddy Kong is back armed with his Peanut Popgun and Barrel Jet to hover over pitfalls. Dixie Kong makes a return with a Gumball Popgun, and can jump higher using her Helicopter Spin move.


In a first for the series, Cranky Kong is also playable. His walking stick allows him to bounce Donkey Kong over spikes.

Each partner offers a combined attack called the ‘Kong POW’. This works by first collecting 100 bananas which allows the team to obliterate all on-screen enemies and turn them into items.

An online mode has been included which allows players to compete for the best time through stages on a worldwide leaderboard.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hits Australian stores for Wii U on February 22, 2014 and will be avalible to purchase from Nintendo eShop.

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