Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Delayed To February 2014

By Ishaan . October 1, 2013 . 7:08am

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been delayed to February 2014 in North America. The game was initially slated for release in December, but Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said during a Nintendo Direct presentation this morning that more time is required in order to hit the required quality mark.

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  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Hmmm, this is not really a good news here i guess? Wii U currently need as much as game as possible and more and more games i heard is just keep getting push back again and again.

    This really shows how Nintendo seems to get caught out surprise with the HD development here.T_T

    • British_Otaku

      I get the feeling that it is deliberate spacing out of their games, the Wii U still has a Mario 4 player platformer coming around.

      • TrevHead

        True there is alot of platformers coming out very close to each other, all it will do is eat into each others sales.

        I wish they would have delayed W101 in PAL / Japan too. That came out way too close to Pikman 3, that alot of ppl ignored 101 because they were busy with Pikman 3.

  • My biggest issue with Nintendo is the constant delaying of games. Regardless I do appreciate their dedication to producing quality games.

    • Lightthrower

      They’re never delayed, they just lie about the real shipping dates. They need to make people believe games are coming out as fast as possible… even when they’re not.

      • DiosFancifulRomp

        and your source is…

        oh wait, you’re just making shit up. nevermind. continue as usual.

        • Lightthrower

          4 years in the industry, producers always make unrealistic gold dates that are never met.

    • AuraGuyChris

      So you liked Sonic 2006?

    • XiaomuArisu

      You get used to itXD

    • DiosFancifulRomp

      all they’ve delayed in recent memory were 4 games: Luigi’s Mansion 2, Pikmin 3, Wii Fit U, and this game. nintendo is set to release about 17 retail games this year, if everything else holds to be true. so “constant delay” is kind of an exaggeration.

      granted, it FEELS like they’ve delayed a lot of games recently, but just because something seems to be true doesn’t mean it is.

      • There’s no exaggeration. Delaying games is something Nintendo has done in the past. Delaying games for the Wii U effects sales. How many of those 17 games are for the Wii U exactly? ” just because something seems to be true doesn’t mean it is.” what?

        • DiosFancifulRomp

          everyone delays games. Sony and Microsoft do it, Activision, Ubisoft and EA do it. if we’re talking about Nintendo as a whole, does it matter how many of the games are for the Wii U? Nintendo is releasing more retail first party games this year than Sony or Microsoft. some games are going to be delayed, it just happens.

          it seems pretty obvious what i’m saying here. sure, Nintendo has delayed games, but “constant”? are you kidding me? it’s more than an exaggeration, it’s gross hyperbole, because “constant” implies that Nintendo hasn’t released any games recently, or is delaying all of their games at least one time, which is a complete lie.

          you can claim that i’m wrong here (i’m using facts, i don’t know what else you want me to do here), but again, Nintendo is releasing 17 retail titles, another 7 eshop original titles, and finally, at least another 39 Virtual Console titles (you might not think this is a big deal, but when Nintendo publishes them, they fine tune each game so that the emulator runs them as close to the original hardware as possible, and this isn’t exactly easy).

          when you factor in that Nintendo has been working on putting out a LOT of games this year, making a big deal out of a few games is making a mountain out of a molehill. on top of this, it’s no secret the Wii U hasn’t been doing well. that’s less cash Nintendo can put back into games, and also means that Nintendo has to work harder to deliver better games in order to make the Wii U look more capable.

          • No kidding everyone delays games. My main point is that delaying games for the Wii U effects sales.

          • DiosFancifulRomp

            where does that come from your original post? ignoring that, where’s the proof that that’s what is hurting the Wii U? sure, there’s always people who hold out for a “system seller” or what have you, but do you think that delaying games is seriously hurting the value of the Wii U?

            here are the serious issues with the Wii U:
            the name
            the small library
            lack of confidence by supporting third parties

            by all means, if delaying games is somehow hurting the overall perception of the console, provide the research that says the consumers are not buying a console particularly because of games being pushed back. i doubt you’ll find them, but by all means, i’ll bend to this argument if you can show me the data that proves it.

            until then, your point is wrong, as it has literally no supporting data.

          • Atm it does hurt the value of the Wii U. Look at the current sales of the Wii U. I’m not saying the console isn’t good or that it won’t get better. “the small library” due to what? Delaying of games.


  • Fine by me. I don’t mind them delaying the game for a bit to make sure it’s actually polished. Even though this was my most anticipated holiday game, it’s only a couple of months. Inevitably some people are going to be melodramatic about it and declare doom, but I really don’t think it’s that big of a deal.

    • GH56734

      There’s that thing about the word “doom” popping out in most Nintendo-related discussions on the net.
      It’s just sad people bash them more often than not for decisions they make motivated by creative integrity. As if it was a sin.

      • Yeah, but that’s the thing. There are people out there that are angry and hateful for no real reason and feel like taking it out on a company that doesn’t care about them. I’m never going to understand why anybody would want any of the console manufacturers to fail. When everybody is doing well and putting out good, polished products, that’s only good for the industry. It’s much better than having to sit through another gaming crash.

        • DiosFancifulRomp

          These kind of people just enjoy seeing bad things happen to things they don’t like. I don’t understand why, but nevertheless, people seem to act more and more entitled, to the point where (ridiculously) they’ll be OFFENDED at the mere prospect that someone DARE buy a Wii U or an Xbox One. How dare someone spend their hard-earned money on what they like! How incredibly blasphemous!

          What I love is this stupid new movement by Nintendo haters to try and convince people to stop buying the products by pronouncing them “childish” because they like a game by Nintendo. Children pulled this crap with Pokémon, now adults are trying to make others feel shameful about games that are designed for ANYONE to enjoy them.

          The real “childish” people are the ones that try and make someone feel uncomfortable for enjoying something, be it Call of Duty, Pokémon, or even some marginally sketchy games (Hyperdimension Neptunia, and yes, even Rapelay). You shouldn’t care what other people like or don’t like, just leave them alone. Harassing them doesn’t do good for anyone.

  • British_Otaku

    It’s just 2014 in Europe in general, but I think it’s for the best. Donkey Kong doesn’t sell poorly, but the extra time to be separated from the Wii installment (and it’s 3D remake) and polished on top of getting early 2014 to itself will be better than releasing next to Mario.

    I remember the burnout from two New Super Mario Bros (2 and U) being announced at the same time.

    • DiosFancifulRomp

      U is easily the best entry the the so-called New Super Mario Bros “series.” 1, 2, and Wii really didn’t do anything for me. unfortunately, a lot of people were burned out with the series come the Wii U, and they missed a stellar because of it. definitely give it a chance if you can, it’s a beautiful, fun game.

  • Highasthesky

    Year of Luigi…..WHOOOO!!!…..whoooo…..yeah…

  • KingGunblader

    Was I disappointed when Retro announced they were working on this instead of Metroid or a new IP? Yes, but I was still really interested to play it. :(

  • hazelnut1112

    So this is why the Government shut down in the US?
    I can see why.

  • Yoshi Haku

    guess only Super Mario 3D World will have my attention then .

  • Time Sage

    Well given the actual chances of snow in feburary compared to december, it’s far more likely for release date to be… frozen over.

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