Control Deck icon

Control Deck logo

Control Deck

Nintendo Direct: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze coming to Nintendo Switch

11 January 2018 – by Jack Taylor

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which launched for Wii U in 2014, is being released for Nintendo Switch with a new beginner-friendly mode featuring Funky Kong.

Announced in the latest Nintendo Direct Mini, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will make the jump to Nintendo Switch on 4 May, a little more than 4 years after it launched for Wii U.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze sees Donkey Kong joined by Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and Cranky Kong as they team up to defeat the Snowmads, a pesky bunch of Vikings who have brought a perpetual winter to Donkey Kong Island.

It will include all the same content as the Wii U version, as well as a new mode in which players can tackle levels as Funky Kong to make progress a little easier; Funky can double-jump, hover, avoid spikes, and perform infinite rolls and underwater corkscrews.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze launches in physical and digital formats on 4 May.

(Skip to 11:48 in the video below to see a trailer for the game.)