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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

In recent years, Nintendo developed a number of games under the 2.5D concept. These are titles that are completely modeled in 3D, but the gameplay functions primarily in two dimensions. That’s not the only definition of the term, though let’s stick to that.

The 2.5D style is a great way to bring back a lot of classic games from Nintendo’s huge catalog of hits. Personally speaking, there are two games in specific that I consider the best 2.5D creations from Nintendo: Metroid Dread and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Both are amazing in a lot of aspects, and in today’s video, I discuss how well they explore the many possibilities provided by 2.5D. You can check out the video down below.

A sale is going on at Best Buy and Amazon right now for physical Nintendo Switch first-party titles. This includes Super Mario Party, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

The sale is pretty substantial with these physical titles dropping 25% from their retail price of $59.99 to make each $44.99. Not a bad deal to consider, and we have all of the retailers currently offering these prices (with links) below.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

A new update is now available for the Switch version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Nintendo has issued version 1.0.2.

The new update addresses one issue in particular. In the past, there was a problem in which the route to stage 3-4 wouldn’t open after clearing stage 3-3. This has since been addressed.

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze originally came out in 2014. Yet four years later, one player has uncovered a Metroid Easter egg in the game.

Shane Marchis is the person who made the discovery. The Metroid can be found in Amiss Abyss, though it can be somewhat easy to miss.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

First week sales for the Switch version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze were reported from Japan this week. Between April 29 and May 3, the game sold nearly 90,000 copies.

That’s a significant increase compared to the original 2014 release. On Wii U, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sold just 35,000 copies in its first week.

The sell-through rate is also more favorable. The game sold through 65% of its initial shipment on Switch, according to Dengeki. In contrast, the Wii U version had a sell-through rate of just 35%.

The latest – and probably final – trailer for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch highlights some of the game’s early accolades. Get a look at the video below.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

It’s unclear just how much Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sold during its first week in the UK. However, we do know that it was towards the top of the charts.

GamesIndustry adds that the new Switch version “already accounts for nearly 17% of the total number of copies the game has sold in the UK (physical units only). Week one sales of the Switch version were 53.7% higher than week one sales of the Wii U version (although Switch does have a considerably higher install base).”

We should have an idea as to how Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze performed on Switch in Japan this week. As for the US, we’ll need to wait for next month’s NPD report.

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If you’re up to a short “game” with a small reward at the end, head on over to the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze website. My Nintendo members can earn 100 Platinum Points by finding the letters K-O-N-G. Once you’ve collected them all, the points will automatically be added to your account.

Thanks to TruExtent for the tip.

The Switch version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze launches today. To celebrate, Nintendo has put together a launch trailer – give it a watch:

Cranky Kong

Nintendo has a new trailer up for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze that introduces one of the game’s playable characters. View the video for Cranky Kong below.


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