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News: Donkey Kong Country's Fate Was Determined By A Risky Rare Investment

Donkey Kong Country's Fate Was Determined By A Risky Rare Investment

"The rendering of each 3D model would take ages"

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze currently entertaining Wii U owners, it's only natural for those with long memories to cast their minds back to where the franchise began. Donkey Kong Country on the Super NES remains one of the 16-bit system's most iconic games, and sits at the forefront —...

Video: Nintendo Minute Shows Off Two Favourite Levels From Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Nintendo Minute Shows Off Two Favourite Levels From Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Tough but fun

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze now so close that we can smell the bananas, Nintendo's YouTube show 'Nintendo Minute' has naturally pitched in to show a little more of the game in action, with the co-hosts each picking a favourite level. First up is world 3-3 (Frantic Fields) which includes some heroic charging with Rambi...

Video: These UK and US Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Adverts Are Islands Apart In Tone

These UK and US Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Adverts Are Islands Apart In Tone

Bongo-drumming up interest

By now you might have seen our coverage of the Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze commercial currently airing to promote DK's latest outing, and it's a fun showcase of gameplay and character that definitely paints a charming picture to drum up some anticipation. Today, a UK version of the same trailer has just arrived to...

News: Retro Studios Outlines "Symbiotic Relationship" With Nintendo Teams

Retro Studios Outlines "Symbiotic Relationship" With Nintendo Teams

"We spent a lot of time working on fur as requested by Iwata-san"

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze swinging into Western stores this week, eager fans are no doubt continuing their own personal countdowns. Ahead of the release Official Nintendo Magazine has published its interview with Retro Studios CEO Michael Kelbaugh and Nintendo SPD...

Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)

Ain't no business like monkey business

It says much for the level of expectation placed upon Nintendo and Retro Studios that some questioned the decision to revisit the world of Donkey Kong for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, yet that initial reaction should be pushed aside. Anyone that discounts this title due to the fact it’s not the exact...

News: GameChops releases Club Kong: A Modern Jazz Remix of Donkey Kong Music

GameChops releases Club Kong: A Modern Jazz Remix of Donkey Kong Music

Sit back, relax and enjoy

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Donkey Kong Country, video game remix record label GameChops has released a six track remix of music from the game. The album, aptly named Club Kong, is best described as a Donkey Kong electronic jazz club infusion; it comes at a perfect time as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze...

News: Nintendo Canada Announces an Awesome Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Contest

Nintendo Canada Announces an Awesome Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Contest

Where's Rain Man when we need him?

Calling all Canadian Nintendo Lifers! Nintendo of Canada Ltd. is currently running a special contest for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The contest, aptly named "Banana Mania," is open only to Canadian residents and offers one Grand Prize and five second place prizes, both including a copy of Retro Studios'...

Month Of Kong: Meet Donkey Kong's Extended Family

Meet Donkey Kong's Extended Family

The gang is all here

As you're probably aware by now, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze hits the Wii U on February 21st. To mark this momentous occasion, we're running a month of Kong-related content on Nintendo Life — the first of which is this intriguing look at the famous simian's extended family. Grab some bananas, set your phone to "do...

Video: A Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze TV Commercial Swings Into North America

A Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze TV Commercial Swings Into North America

"Donkey Kong and friends got your back"

Nintendo of America, for a good while now, has opted to mix real-life actors with CG characters in its commercials, sometimes to excellent effect. A stand-out example was the North American advert for Pikmin 3, but now it's the turn of Donkey Kong and his companions to help out photogenic humans in need. The...

Video: Japanese Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Trailer Swings Into View

Japanese Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Trailer Swings Into View

The Kongs go bananas when they get the cold shoulder

A new Japanese video showcasing footage from the upcoming Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has appeared, and it's chock-full of gameplay bits that may help tide fans over until the game's February launch. The video — which may contain spoilers for players who are trying to avoid seeing too...

News: Nintendo Confirms Rambi's Return in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Nintendo Confirms Rambi's Return in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Power play

With its release now a little over a month away, Nintendo is starting to gradually reveal more minor pieces of information for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. At the end of last year we were shown the return of Funky Kong, and now there's confirmation that a favourite from Donkey Kong Country Returns — and from the original Super...

News: Kensuke Tanabe Highlights Potential Return of 3D Donkey Kong Games

Kensuke Tanabe Highlights Potential Return of 3D Donkey Kong Games

Retro Studios used the Metroid Prime engine for Returns on Wii

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze arrives on 21st February, and combines the established skills of Retro Studios with many of the outstanding foundations laid down in Donkey Kong Country Returns on Wii. It may not be the game or franchise that some of the most vocal of Nintendo fans...

Review: Donkey Kong 3 (3DS eShop / NES)

Donkey Kong 3 (3DS eShop / NES)

Third time's the swarm

Nintendo has a bit of a tradition of mixing things up for game number three. Super Mario Bros. 3 added a world map and the famous Tanooki Suit, Super Mario Land 3 nonchalantly swapped Mario for his arch-rival Wario, and Starfy's third adventure saw him graciously sharing the spotlight with his little sister. It should come as...