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Join the Kongs on Their Brand New HD Adventure in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Wii U

Team Donkey Kong up with Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong or Cranky Kong and fight the frost playing solo or with a friend

WINDSOR, ENGLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 02/06/14 -- Donkey Kong and his D.K. Crew are back for another wild platform adventure in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, launching exclusively on Wii U on 21st February 2014. This frosty jungle caper features colourful HD graphics bringing vibrant detail both to the big ape's fur as well as the lush, dynamic scenery, paired with a chest-thumping soundtrack composed by the celebrated David Wise. Visit the brand new website for a taste of all the powerful action, or take a look at the Donkey Kong Hub to savour some of DK's history.

This time around, the Kongs have their island home invaded by the Snowmads: new cold-hearted foes who arrive on longships and, with a toot of a magical horn, turn the tropical paradise into their frozen fortress. To make matters worse, when the arctic cyclone sweeps over Donkey Kong Island, the Kongs are blown far away and must begin an epic journey spanning six differently-themed islands, to reclaim their banana hoard and thaw out their home. On each island, a multitude of fierce and frantic levels await that throw Rambi rides, underwater antics, epic boss battles and secret exits across your path. On many occasions, the new dynamic camera twists the action in a way never seen before, lending a more cinematic point of view to frenzies of Barrel Cannon blasts and Mine Carts careering off the rails.

In good Donkey Kong Country series tradition, DK can team up with a buddy on his back to gain extra abilities - and this time, there's no less than three to choose from! The ever dependable Diddy Kong returns armed with his Peanut Popgun and Barrel Jet move to hover over deadly gaps. Also returning to the series is Dixie Kong with her Gumball Popgun, who whips up her blonde locks in the Helicopter Spin move to gain extra air in jumps. For the first time ever in the series, Cranky Kong joins the playable cast of characters. Armed with his trusty walking stick, he can help Donkey Kong traverse spikey terrain using the Cane Bounce move. When playing solo, seek out the most suitable buddy to discover the game's many secrets - or team up with a friend who can take control of a sidekick of choice.

What's more, each partnership offers a new combined attack called the Kong POW: collect 100 bananas to obliterate all on-screen enemies and turn them into useful items. What kind of items? That depends on your partner! For instance with Cranky Kong, all enemies turn into valuable Banana Coins which can be used in the shop that Funky Kong is running. Pop into Funky's Fly 'n' Buy to purchase a range of helpful items to aid in the adventure, such as new Crash Guards that protect you from damage when in a Mine Cart, or enjoy collecting figures from the brand new Capsule Toy Machine.

Your mad ape skills won't go unnoticed if you feel like showing off, as the brand new Time Attack mode offers expert players worldwide online Leaderboards, with the possibility to share replays of your platform-hopping performances with other players. Learn tricks that could make you the fastest in the world and climb up those Leaderboards! Also, if you're skilled enough, you may be able to unlock Hard Mode, where you are limited to one Kong only and have only one heart to make it through each level.

Team up with the Kongs in HD and use your platform-hopping skills to thaw out their tropical paradise, as Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze swings onto Wii U exclusively on 21st February 2014, available as a download from Nintendo eShop, or at retail as a packaged version.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is available on the Nintendo UK Online Store. Prices will vary between retailers.

For further details:

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze website http://www.nintendo.co.uk/dktropicalfreeze

Donkey Kong Hub www.nintendo.co.uk/donkeykong/

Wii U website http://wiiu.co.uk

Wii U (UK) on Facebook http://facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk

Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK

Nintendo of Europe on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope

Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk

Nintendo UK Store: http://store.nintendo.co.uk/

About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U(TM) and Wii(TM) home consoles, Nintendo 3DS(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System(TM), Nintendo has sold more than 4.2 billion video games and more than 669 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi(TM) and Nintendo DSi XL(TM), as well as the Game Boy(TM), Game Boy Advance(TM), Super NES(TM), Nintendo 64(TM) and Nintendo GameCube(TM) systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario(TM), Donkey Kong(TM), Metroid(TM), Zelda(TM) and Pokemon(TM). A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

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www.nintendo.co.uk

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