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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the second game in the Donkey Kong Country franchise developed by Retro Studios and the first made for the Wii U (this time with assistance from Monster Games, who ported the previous title to the Nintendo 3DS). The game also marks the return of David Wise, the composer of the original SNES trilogy, who is teaming up with Kenji Yamamoto, composer of Donkey Kong Country Returns, to score the soundtrack of the game. The game was released in Japan on February 13, 2014 and in North America and Europe on February 21. Retro Studio's trademark 60 frames per second gameplay also marks a return with the added benefit of a native 720p resolution this time.
Tropical Freeze will include more more dynamic, three-dimensional levels than those that appeared in Donkey Kong Country Returns and also brings back underwater stages (which haven't been seen since Donkey Kong Country 3). Players can choose to play as Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and for the first time in the series, Cranky Kong.
Tropical Freeze brings back another mechanic from the past, this time being from producer Kensuke Tanabe's very first game, Super Mario Bros. 2. From this, Donkey Kong is able to pluck plants from the ground to reveal items, much like Mario was able to.
Funky Kong also makes his return to the series, but this time with Cranky now part of the adventuring crew, he will be taking care of the item shop that debuted in the previous game.
Tropical Freeze also features online leaderboards, sharing of level replays, secret exits leading to secret levels, a hard mode and the return of Rambi the Rhino as the only animal buddy in the game.
- The fourth playable character, Cranky Kong, was originally teased at E3 2013 by Kensuke Tanabe and was to remain a mystery until his official reveal at the Spike VGX Awards 2013 by Reggie Fils-Aime. However, Amazon Italy unintentionally leaked the character's identity by posting the final European box art of the game early which clearly features Cranky Kong holding onto Donkey Kong's leg just days before the planned reveal at the Spike VGX show.