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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) Review: Funky Like a Monkey

By Ozzie Mejia, May 01, 2018 6:00am PDT

It's been nearly four years since Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze released on Wii U. Is the addition of Funky Kong an improvement for the Nintendo Switch version? Our review.


"I find it criminal to say this isn't a great dkc game. I think a lack of enthusiasm (maybe ..."

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Metroid Prime 4 Will Not Have Retro Studios Involvement

By John Keefer, Jun 20, 2017 8:20am PDT

A new development team will be taking over from the studio that created the bulk of the franchise's recent titles.


"That's ok because 2 and 3 got worse and worse. Let someone else try to recapture the magic of 1"

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Metroid Prime series dev teases E3 2015 appearance

By Daniel Perez, Jun 10, 2015 6:22am PDT

The development studio behind the Metroid Prime series and the recent Donkey Kong Country games has teased an E3 2015 appearance.


"3rd person Metroidvania please, with proper controls this time around with your dual analog ..."

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze gets swept up in a launch trailer

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 13, 2014 5:00pm PST

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze arrives next weekend and Nintendo has put together one last trailer to show off the dozens upon dozens of obstacles that fill DK's world.


"Will be great but looks hard as hell again. Those rocket levels deserve a very special place in ..."

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze preview: challenge accepted

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 10, 2014 1:15pm PST

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze won't shy away from offering a challenge, if Shacknews' hands-on is any indication.


"The Kremlings were in the Mario Strikers Football (soccer) games. I don't mine changing up the ..."

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze swings in February 21 with Cranky Kong

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 07, 2013 3:30pm PST

Cranky Kong is coming to Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and his arrival also heralds a release date: February 21 on Wii U!


"They did confirmed Wii Pro Controller support, so it looks like the motion control may be gone."

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze trailer re-introduces Dixie Kong

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 08, 2013 1:30pm PDT

A new Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze trailer shows off Dixie Kong's moves, both old and new, which should help ease the pain of its recent delay into February.


"Still a fun looking game. But it's no old DKC. And that music can't compare.."

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze delayed to February

By Steve Watts, Oct 01, 2013 7:40am PDT

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been pushed from its December 6 date to next February, for more polish.


"Coming out two weeks after a Wii U Mario and a 3DS Zelda wouldn't have been the best idea, ..."

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Retro might return to Metroid 'someday,' considering 'expanding the universe'

By Steve Watts, Jun 17, 2013 9:15am PDT

Retro Studios president Michael Kelbaugh talks about the team's decision to make another Donkey Kong, and what it could potentially do if it returns to the Metroid series.


"I want them to do a new game that blows us away again like Prime did. That game was just so ..."

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze announced for Wii U

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2013 7:32am PDT

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is Retro's next game for Nintendo, and it's launching in November.


"You kidding me? Did you see it?! Did you play the last one? It's the same goddamn thing."

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Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D preview: max slider

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 18, 2013 11:00am PDT

Although the 3DS port (handled by Monster Games) loses quite a lot of detail compared to the Wii original, the 3D effects are absolutely superb. This is definitely the technical showcase 3DS has been waiting for.


"FUCK I need to get me a 3DS. I wanted to pick this up for Wii--I loved the original trilogy on ..."

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Retro's help with Mario Kart 7 'an act of emergency'

By Xav de Matos, Nov 28, 2011 5:30pm PST

Mario Kart series producer Hideki Konno has revealed that production on Mario Kart 7 stalled when it became necessary for Nintendogs + Cats to be completed for the Nintendo 3DS launch.


"Mario Kart and Mario Land are making me want to pick a 3DS up!"

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Donkey Kong Country Returns Unveiled

By Chris Faylor, Jun 15, 2010 9:52am PDT

Retro Studios, the company behind the Metroid Prime series of first-person action-adventure games, is now w


"Wow thank you Nintendo. This makes me happy! I really miss the old school DK games and since The ..."

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Metroid Prime Trilogy Compilation Coming to Wii, Updates GameCube Games with New Controls

By Chris Faylor, May 22, 2009 9:23am PDT

Nintendo today announced the Metroid Prime Trilogy bundle, a compilation of the two GameCube Metroid Prime titles and the Wii's Prime 3, for...


"This is a much better deal than the Pikman (no Pikiman 2, as well? c'mon), DK Jungle Beat, and ..."

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Key Metroid Prime Staff Leave Retro Studios

By Chris Faylor, Apr 23, 2008 3:28pm PDT

Shacknews has learned that several key employees from Metroid Prime series developer Retro Studios are no longer with the company. Design...


" #pragma jack off and I was still waiting for my signed MP3 copy jack ..."

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