Primate pals to the very end

Yes, at last it’s finally here, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has landed in the UK and US. It’s been three years since the primate pilgrim had his own private outing, but we’re just as happy to see him now as we were all those years ago; to celebrate the simian superstar’s frosty return UK retailer, GAME, is dedicating a whole day to him next week.

On 28th February – from 10am to 5pm – nine of the retailer’s nationwide stores will have the latest Wii U title playable for the masses to try out. If you’re not currently sold on picking up the new DK adventure, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to not only to see the game in action for yourself, but to get together with like-minded people in your area. If you’ve already got your copy however – or if you’re planning on picking it up soon – some stores are said to be holding time trial events with the game as well, so it’ll be a good time to show off your skills. Not only that but there are sure to be a lot of people about, and - if you have your 3DS handy - it’s the perfect chance to go hunting for StreetPass hits.

It is a shame that only nine stores are taking part in this event, and one wonders why it’s happening next week and not on the game’s launch day, but even so it might be worth popping into your local GAME if you live near one of the select areas. The participating stores are listed below, so see if you’re one of the lucky nine and get your Donkey Kong on!

Glasgow (Braehead)
Leeds (White Rose)
Manchester (Trafford Centre)
Peterborough (Serpentine)
Stratford London
Weston Favell