Cranky Kong works out that new-fangled Twitter thing

Thursday, 20 February 2014 22:23 GMT By Mike Irving

To promote tomorrow’s release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Cranky Kong has taken over Nintendo of America’s Twitter account.

Cranky Kong

“Ahem! This is Cranky Kong. Nintendo told me to deal with Twitter today. Once they explained it wasn’t some new animal buddy, I agreed,” he tweeted.

One of the best parts of the Donkey Kong Country games were wandering into Cranky’s shack to get an earful of the dithering old ape’s fourth-wall-breaking complaints that video games were better back in his day.

Now you’ll have to get your fill of that on Twitter, because Tropical Freeze features Cranky as a playable character for the first time. Shop-running duties have fallen to Funky Kong.