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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Nintendo has released the boxart for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch. See the packaging image above.

Nintendo has prepared a handful of screenshots showing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Switch. We have them below.

The Cutting Room Floor has discovered a strings file labeled “miiverse” inside Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. This seems to have strings for some kind of cut achievement system.

There’s a ton of text included in the file. Players would have received achievements for defeating bosses, uncovering new areas, collecting KONG letters and puzzle pieces, and more. Perhaps it would have been possible to share achievements on Miiverse?

If you’re interested in checking out the full text from the achievements-related file, continue on below.

Hello everyone, here’s another podcast! All of your votes have been tallied on to put together the definitive list of the top ten game soundtracks (on Nintendo platforms) from 2014. In this almost two-hour podcast you can expect to hear excerpts from all of the soundtracks that made the list with commentary from myself and those who sent in their thoughts. Thank you to everyone who helped make this feature possible and sorry about the delay.

Unlike last year’s show, it’s now available in video podcast form on Youtube (note: podcast may not contain moving images):

If you want the audio version to stick on your MP3 player or whatever, you can download it here. And if you really want to spoil yourself, the results and and a full track list (with timestamps!) can be found over the break:

We have a few life-to-date sales figures for Wii U and 3DS titles, which you can find below. Remember, these numbers apply to the US only.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – 258,000
Bravely Default – 258,000
Yoshi’s New Island – 256,000
Kirby Triple Deluxe – 138,000


ON THIS EPISODE: What we played? Moon Chronicles makes up most of the new games we’ve run through this week, but Squids Odyssey makes a brief appearance as well as some discussion of a book on game criticism by Ian Bogost titled “Unit Operations”. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze makes its return as Austin laments the lack of attention the game gets (given how incredible he says it is), and Super Mario 64 becomes the catalyst for a discussion about when bias becomes too strong to ignore.

PLUS: A mid-segment this week about our memories of the now-dead Nintendo Wifi Connection, plus some short discussion about Hyrule Warriors.

AND: Complaint Corner makes its return because Austin is extremely upset about the way some people analyze or perceive games; he thinks game critics still have a long way to go before coming into their own. Listener mail about a variety of topics rounds out the ending!

This Week’s Podcast Crew: Austin, Jack, and Laura

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The art above comes from Retro Studios artist Eric Kozlowsky. You can find information about each of the images here. There’s more to come, apparently!


Update: Fixes a bug within the game:

Fixes an issue where, upon completing level 3-3 – Frantic Fields, the path to level 3-4 – Scorch ‘n’ Torch would not open up, preventing players from proceeding with the game

Original: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has received a new update: version 1.1.0. Thing is, we’re not quite sure what it does at present! If we obtain any information, we’ll update this post.


Amazon and Best Buy have kicked off a new sale on Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. For the next week, you can purchase the Wii U title for $40 as opposed to $50.

Super Mario 3D World is also available on Amazon for a cheaper price. Buy the title now and you’ll save about $10.

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