Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze announced for May release on Switch

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 11 January 2018 14:44 GMT

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is heading to Switch in May.

Nintendo announced Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze during its Nintendo Direct presentation today.

Starring Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong, the game contains all content from the original game plus a new beginner-friendly mode.

The mode introduces players to the mechanics as Funky Kong, who can double jump, hover, perform infinite rolls and infinite underwater corkscrews. His surfboard even survives spikes.

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The Retro Studios-developed Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a side-scrolling platformer that released on Wii U in February 2014. It’s the fifth installment in the Donkey Kong Country series, and a direct sequel Donkey Kong Country Returns which was released in 2010 on Wii.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze releases on Nintendo Switch May 4.

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