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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze no longer available on the Wii U eShop

Posted on April 30, 2018 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U eShop

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been up on the Wii U eShop since it launched in 2014. However, with the new Switch version just on the horizon, it has now gone missing.

Attempting to search for the game on the Wii U eShop won’t return you with any results for the actual game. Likewise, there isn’t an option for the digital on Nintendo’s own North American website.

The digital release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for Wii U does at least still appear to be showing up at retailers still. Amazon currently has codes in stock.

There’s been a lot of talk regarding the price of the upcoming Switch version ever since Nintendo announced it earlier this year. On Switch, it will cost full price at $60. However, the Wii U version had been dropped to $20 when it joined the Nintendo Selects line in 2016. Some have argued that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze costs too much on Switch since very little has changed and Funky Kong is the main addition.

It’s unclear if Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been removed from the Wii U eShop, or if Nintendo has only made the move temporarily.

Source: Wii U eShop

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Platform: SWITCHWII U
Genre: PLATFORMER
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Retro Studios
Release date: February 21, 2014 (Wii U), May 4, 2018 (Switch)
OWN IT: 13 [I own this game]
BEAT IT: 7 [I beat this game]
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