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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Four years after it originally debuted on Wii U, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze now makes the jump to Switch this week. Reviews for this version of the game are now starting to appear. We’ve rounded up some of the early verdicts below.

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.

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta show off Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze in some pretty incredible costumes. Check out the full episode below.

Nintendo has seemingly included an extra goodie with physical copies of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. Copies are starting to circulate, and it appears that a reversible cover is included featuring Funky Kong.

This isn’t the first time Nintendo has offered a reversible cover. Bayonetta 2 received the same treatment earlier in the year.

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Nintendo has prepared a new Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze trailer to promote the game’s early launch on Switch in May. We have the video below.

Nintendo UK have revealed a pre-order bonus for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch. By reserving the game on its official store, you’ll receive the exclusive Donkey Kong Tall Mug pictured above.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze launches for Switch on May 4. Pre-orders can be placed on the Nintendo UK store here.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is nearing its May 4 launch on Switch. Ahead of its release, Digital Foundry is taking a look at the game to see how it stacks up to the Wii U original.

First, let’s talk resolution. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze ran at 720p on Wii U. When docked on Switch, it increases to 1080p. Digital Foundry estimates the portable resolution to be roughly 648p.

We’re two weeks out from the Switch version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. That means the game’s North American website has opened, accessible here.

The Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze site has just about what you’d expect. Visit the link for videos, plenty of details about the platformer, and more.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze finally has a listing on the North American Switch eShop, and pre-loading is now available. That means you can be ready for the launch of the digital version by paying for the game in advance and downloading the required data. Then on launch day, you’ll just have to connect to the internet one time to begin playing.

Just in case you’re curious, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze can also be pre-loaded in Europe. That option has actually been available for quite some time.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze takes up 6.6GB on Switch.

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Nintendo has uploaded a pair of new Japanese commercials for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch. We have both below.