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New DKC: Tropical Freeze Info (1080p confirmed, Soundtrack 100% David Wise)

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I didn't say I want half the tracks to be remixes, but no I wouldn't mind 2-3 awesome remixes somewhere in the game. Oh and I haven't said it before but that fire level looks beautiful
I'll be really surprised if Stickerbush Symphony doesn't get a remix. Didn't make the cut for DKCR despite probably being the most best known DKC track outside of DK Jungle Swing and Aquatic Ambiance.
 

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I'll be really surprised if Stickerbush Symphony doesn't get a remix. Didn't make the cut for DKCR despite probably being the most best known DKC track outside of DK Jungle Swing and Aquatic Ambiance.
It won't, because if so, it would sound in the Bramble Scramble level showed on the VGX for sure, and it doesn't. The music of that level is the same of the tune that sounds in the Cannon Canyon level.
 
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It won't, because if so, it would sound in the Bramble Scramble level showed on the VGX for sure, and it doesn't. The music of that level is the same of the tune that sounds in the Cannon Canyon level.
Pretty much. And they said they were focusing on new tunes for this title.
 
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I personally feel that getting Wise to do remixes is an absolutely horrendous waste of his time and a waste of possibilities.

Wise hasn't done a full soundtrack for Donkey Kong since 1995 (apart from DKC3GBA). That's 18 years. How fucking disappointing would it be if half of the new soundtrack was DKC2 remixes?! It would be terrible.

DKC2's soundtrack is a masterpiece as it is. Leave. It. Alone.
nah it would be awesome

Remixes wouldn't take anything away from the originals anyway.
 
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New interview with Game Informer: http://www.gameinformer.com/games/donkey_kong_country_tropical_freeze/b/wii_u/archive/2013/12/24/nintendo-answers-our-donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze-questions.aspx

A few tidbits:
-3DS port very unlikely
-Tanabe considers Retro/SPD one team and a part of Nintendo
-Game was essentially done, but delay allowed for extra polish
-Retro was so impressed by DKCR3D that Monster helped with Tropical Freeze
-Retro will consider a wide variety of possibilities for their next project
 

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New interview with Game Informer: http://www.gameinformer.com/games/donkey_kong_country_tropical_freeze/b/wii_u/archive/2013/12/24/nintendo-answers-our-donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze-questions.aspx

A few tidbits:
-3DS port very unlikely
-Tanabe considers Retro/SPD one team and a part of Nintendo
-Game was essentially done, but delay allowed for extra polish
-Retro was so impressed by DKCR3D that Monster helped with Tropical Freeze
-Retro will consider a wide variety of possibilities for their next project
Wide variety of possibilities:

- Mario Kart 9
- Metroid U
- Metroid 3DS
- Donkey Kong U2
- Donkey Kong 3DS
 

Sn4ke_911

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New interview with Game Informer: http://www.gameinformer.com/games/donkey_kong_country_tropical_freeze/b/wii_u/archive/2013/12/24/nintendo-answers-our-donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze-questions.aspx

A few tidbits:
-3DS port very unlikely
-Tanabe considers Retro/SPD one team and a part of Nintendo
-Game was essentially done, but delay allowed for extra polish
-Retro was so impressed by DKCR3D that Monster helped with Tropical Freeze
-Retro will consider a wide variety of possibilities for their next project
Why the hell does nobody ask about the fucking Kremlings? they act like DK's nemesis (King K. Rool) never existed.
 

Andrew.

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Why the hell does nobody ask about the fucking Kremlings?
Maybe they do but it cant be published or somethin. Remember, the Krems were the Rare DK titles. Maybe Rare has rights to those particular characters of that trilogy. And you know, Microsoft...
 

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Wide variety of possibilities:

- Mario Kart 9
- Metroid U
- Metroid 3DS
- Donkey Kong U2
- Donkey Kong 3DS
Preferably Metroid U or Starfox U. I really don't want another Donkey Kong game after this, at least not for a while. I'm not saying they shouldn't make another one ever, just not let it be their next project.
 

EhoaVash

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damn retro is soo small that they had to get Monster Games to help them create Tropical Freeze.
 

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"Michael Kelbaugh: Technically the Wii U is a very powerful device."



so tired of hearing this... what does that even mean it gives me no info on why it is "very powerful".... Man Nintendo has these guys trained
When you have to say it is "technically" a very powerful device you know you're stretching the truth, lol. I guess it is "technically very powerful" in comparison to their last gen hardware, the Wii.

More on topic with this thread though, game is looking great but I've reached the point that I can't take any more media for it. It's not exactly a game that lends itself well to trailers or extended gameplay demos, it's fucking Donkey Kong after all - what you see is what you get.
 

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Its technically very powerful compared to other next-gen platforms
such as the 3DS

Only thing new there is Monster Games apparently worked on Tropical Freeze. I thought they had a good handle on Retro's level design, they made some solid levels on the 3DS version. This is a good thing!
 

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Didn't DKCR3D have framerate issues? Although I never got to play the new levels so they could be talkng about that.
 

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The interview basically outright confirmed that the game is done and Nintendo intentionally delayed it (and lied to their consumers) not only to push Mario 3D World harder, but also to fill in their Spring lineup. (I wonder if any games besides it and Mario Kart will make it...)

I'm a bit upset because that was my most anticipated Wii U game of the year prior to the delay, but thankfully I have quite a bit of other games to devote my attention to on the system in the meantime.
 
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The interview basically outright confirmed that the game is done and Nintendo intentionally delayed it (and lied to their consumers) not only to push Mario 3D World harder, but also to fill in their Spring lineup. (I wonder if any games besides it and Mario Kart will make it...)

I'm a bit upset because that was my most anticipated Wii U game of the year prior to the delay, but thankfully I have quite a bit of other games to devote my attention to on the system in the meantime.
I'm pissed as well. Same thing with Ubi and Watch Dogs. They NEVER had any intention of releasing them on the same day. They just wanted to make their lineup seem more appealing.
 
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That is pure speculation. But the fact is, this game is 10$ less than the normal game Nintendo publishes for it. I emailed and Facebooked Retro on level/content amount, but neither would give me any information. I hope there is indeed a secret world and that TF has a similar amount of content compared with Returns, but I don't think people are wrong in their questioning.
 
That is pure speculation. But the fact is, this game is 10$ less than the normal game Nintendo publishes for it. I emailed and Facebooked Retro on level/content amount, but neither would give me any information. I hope there is indeed a secret world and that TF has a similar amount of content compared with Returns, but I don't think people are wrong in their questioning.
Do you know what a loss leader is?

This game is going to sell systems. People are begging Nintendo for another Wii U price cut. It's not happening yet, but Tropical Freeze is going to provide some monetary relief.

Consider this: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is only $30 yet provides more content than many $35 or $40 3DS games.

TF was said to be $50 when it would be released right next to 3D World and Wind Waker HD. Is DKC a stronger brand name than the other two? Probably not. Does Nintendo want TF to sell? Definitely. So the price discount reflects that.

Then TF got delayed. They ain't gonna raise the price.

Retro won't tell you content/level amount because they want to unveil their bombshell announcements according to their own marketing schedule.
 
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Do you know what a loss leader is?

This game is going to sell systems. People are begging Nintendo for another Wii U price cut. It's not happening yet, but Tropical Freeze is going to provide some monetary relief.

Consider this: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies is only $30 yet provides more content than many $35 or $40 3DS games.

TF was said to be $50 when it would be released right next to 3D World and Wind Waker HD. Is DKC a stronger brand name than the other two? Probably not. Does Nintendo want TF to sell? Definitely. So the price discount reflects that.

Then TF got delayed. They ain't gonna raise the price.

Retro won't tell you content/level amount because they want to unveil their bombshell announcements according to their own marketing schedule.
I hope you are right my friend :)
 

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I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed. Yes, I'm certain that Tropical Freeze will be a great side-scrolling platforming game, but Rayman Legends was able to fill at itch for me, and I'm more interested with the more original experiences that the Wii U has offered (Nano Assault NEO, The Wonderful 101, Zombie U, etc.)

(Before anyone asks, I did try the game during the Best Buy promotion this summer. I wanted to enjoy it, as I love the SNES trilogy & DKCR, but I didn't have fun with it.)
 

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Really not feeling this game. I liked the gameplay and visual style in the SNES games a lot better. And no matter how you look at it, 3-4 years spent on a sidescroller by a big studio is pretty disappointing. And it looks very tame compared to Mario 3D World. Nintendo should really open a studio in the UK with some of the old Rare crew to crank out games.
 

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New interview with Game Informer: http://www.gameinformer.com/games/donkey_kong_country_tropical_freeze/b/wii_u/archive/2013/12/24/nintendo-answers-our-donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze-questions.aspx

A few tidbits:
-3DS port very unlikely
-Tanabe considers Retro/SPD one team and a part of Nintendo
-Game was essentially done, but delay allowed for extra polish
-Retro was so impressed by DKCR3D that Monster helped with Tropical Freeze
-Retro will consider a wide variety of possibilities for their next project
They also mention that Kenji Yamamoto worked on the soundtrack, and without a single piece of media in native 1080p and no real source for that, gamexplains tweet doesn't really seem to hold much weight
 

ugoo18

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Wide variety of possibilities:

- Mario Kart 9
- Metroid U
- Metroid 3DS
- Donkey Kong U2
- Donkey Kong 3DS
I hope not, the 3DS doesn't need a version of every WiiU game (I'd rather have a game tailored to the 3DS' strengths rather than a game that's just there for the sake of being there like Kid Icarus Uprising) and it certainly doesn't need to deprive the WiiU of it's deserved Metroid game.
 

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Wow, your website is kinda out there.
So that article mentions Obamacare when it really has nothing to do with the article? Okay... it's also completely speculative and kinda just sounds like an unfounded ramble against an opposing position. Even ignoring that there's a number of... interesting things going on there...

Trayvon Tyson's Punch-Out
Play as Little Mac (as the game points out a white hispanic man) and fight against those rioters after Zimmerman gets a not guilty verdict. Spoiler: all your opponents are black.
Fighting Facism in Our World and the Video Game Industry
Basically saying that NeoGAF and other places in the industry are too far left. Also includes support of Zimmerman and Phil Robertson.
Why Not Just Have All the Characters Be Mii, Miyamoto?
First, allow me to state that I actually agree with parts of what Miyamoto is saying. One of the good things about Nintendo is that, unlike nefarious companies like EA, they aren't thrusting themselves into turbulent social agendas. While EA is actively promoting the gay agenda, Nintendo is staying clear of that and maintaining heteronormativity, which is A-OK by me. EA's creative teams (especially those sitting in BioWare) and die-hard fans are the same type of people that would defriend you if you ate at a Chick-fil-A. This is how in-bred terrorists are made, folks.
Your use of "Barack Hussein Obama" anytime mentioning him is very subtle. Also tweeting a link (using the websites official Twitter account) to "Trayvon Tyson's Punch Out" to someone posting a picture of rifle cartridges and "#freedom #fucktrayvon #merica @ In The Alley Waiting For You" is just swell.

Maybe I'm out of line blasting you for a personal website in a thread about Donkey Kong, and if it is, I'd be happy to edit this out. It was just really amazing going down the rabbit hole of that site. But to be fair, you did link article here (and your obviously very proud of it calling it "great"), and you even admitted to using NeoGAF as nothing more than a vehicle to get clicks.
Full disclosure: KoopaTV occasionally uses NeoGAF's propensity to click on anything to get a lot of views.
 

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Wow, that website is insane. I quickly bowed out when he started criticizing Obamacare in a DKC article, but I had no idea the rest of the site was full of bigotry, etc.

And the line that goes, "Nintendo is maintaining heteronormativity?" Man, I hope nobody ever tells this guy about Birdo and the dildo in Captain Rainbow...
 

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Can a mod please edit out the 1080p part in the thread title pls? It's very confusing.