Cranky Kong Confirmed for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Nintendo has confirmed that Cranky Kong will be a playable character in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, which will release in the US on February 21. This announcement follows our report that a box art leak showcased Cranky on the game's cover alongside Donkey, Diddy, and Dixie.

iGAM3R-VIII3458d ago (Edited 3458d ago )

And Nintendo had one chance.....

NINTENDO really need to show more games

Hatsune-Miku3458d ago

Epitome of squandered opportunity award goes to: NINTENDO.

ShinMaster3458d ago (Edited 3458d ago )

Cranky Kong? MEGATON! Wii U saved! /s

Really though, they could have shown SSB, Zelda, X, Metroid, SOMETHING!

It just doesn't feel like Nintendo is taking this seriously enough. When Reggie shows up, you'd think the announcement would be a lot bigger.

cleft53458d ago

True but this is the game that will have the most mainstream success for them. I just hope that X, Fire Emblem x Shin Megami, and Bayonetta 2 all come out next year.

wolfsaviorzx3458d ago

Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. will easily sell more than Donkey Kong. Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros Brawl sold a lot more than Donkey Kong Returns.

Visiblemarc3458d ago

It's completely insane that Nintendo didn't come out with something more. This is *proof* they are misreading their market. I really don't think there is any winning back a certain category of gamers. They make quality games and always have, but at one point you have to sell gaming consoles to gamers...something they seem to not put any priority on.

parentoftheyear3458d ago

There isn't much of a market left. I'm saying this because I believe it. I AM going to purchase a Wii u now though. Because my wife loves Mario and dk is her fav. Its the only way I can get her to play.

manaxknight13458d ago

NIntendo. not ninty(smh limeys) has always put a priority on first party titles selling consoles! those category of gamers will by a wii u when either smash bros is released or mario kart..then when zelda u released, all category of gamer will purchase wii u!! then when miyamoto release new ip, he will create another class of gamer!!!nintendo made it possible for me and great papa to play a video game together...not sony, not microsuck, not valve, not android...js.

manaxknight13458d ago

nintendo didn't even have to be there...there is something called nintendo direct but even without that, nintendo dont need vgx to get on top!

MsmackyM3458d ago

Did Nintendo just troll the VGX?

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_QQ_3458d ago (Edited 3458d ago )

i would be alot more disapointed with this if the VGX itself wasn't so shitty . Seriously it feels more like an episode of Still disapointed though.

Ilovetheps53458d ago

I started watching it, but just couldn't do it anymore. It's pretty bad this year. What happened to the traditional stage and everything. And, you know, the awards. I saw two awards in 40 or 50 minutes. Joel just doesn't seem to care too much. He just seems like he's ready to get out of there.

Deadpoolio3458d ago

Joel Mchale is annoying as crap...At this point I'd rather have Samuel Jackson back then have to hear this tool job continue to babble on

WeAreLegion3458d ago

He's usually awesome. What's happening?

herbs3458d ago (Edited 3458d ago )

The best thing about this budget production was the Mercedes in the background and Tim Schaffer. Pretty weak for a multibillion$ industry award show... People expected something new from Nintendo and its Donkey Kong...

LOL_WUT3458d ago

I lost all hope Nintendo's first appearance at the VGA's and this is what they showed? Disappointed. ;)

Fanboyssuck273458d ago

I hate to admit it, but I agree with one of Nintendo's biggest trolls on this one. I've lost hope in Nintendo.
That was poor.
I can't defend billion dollar Nintendo with this crap their pulling.
Big Fail

Concertoine3458d ago

i feel like people are overreacting. they made a stupid decision showing this, but they still have a kickass bunch of games coming 2014. i wouldn't lose hope, whatever that means lol

LOL_WUT3458d ago

^ Of course you wouldn't loose hope your one of Nintendo's biggest apologists. Showing up at the VGA's is something they never do which is why everyone speculated they'd show something better. This could've been their opportunity to bring back interest towards the WiiU. ;)

Concertoine3458d ago (Edited 3458d ago )

Ah, such a lovely, single-minded view! I am so far from a nintendo apologist its not even funny. The company is killing a great console, and i'm not defending them for that at all. I know this was a stupid move, but this is not a deal breaker. Not even close. I doubt anyone will remember this flub a year from now. Them not showing up at e3 is a completely different story, this is minuscule by comparison.

live2play3458d ago

no one is saying they didnt have a crap showing

we are saying just because nintendo DID NOT show anyhing new DOES NOT mean they DONT have anything up their sleeves

only an IDIOT would think that