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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Arrives On Switch With Funky Kong In Tow

by Imran Khan on Jan 11, 2018 at 08:13 AM

The Wii U platformer Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is coming to the Switch with Funky Kong as a new playable character.

The port was announced during this morning's Nintendo Direct and includes Funky Kong, Donkey Kong's friend and possibly brother. Funky has a host of new abilities that pretty much combine all the other Kongs' abilities into one character, including double-jumping, hovering, and infinitely rolling. Funky looks like a speedrunner's best friend.

Tropical Freeze has been long suspected as a likely candidate for a Switch port, as the game featured almost no Wii U tablet use at all. You can read our review of the Wii U version here. The game will release on the Switch on May 4.