October 2, 2013
Nintendo Delays Tropical Freeze, Shows off New Kirby and 3d World Gameplay
Nintendo held a Nintendo Direct Yesterday and while there were plenty of things to be excited for coming in a few short months, one game has been pushed back till next year. The return of Donkey Kong, in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was given a few more months to incubate, and will now release in February 2014. The Wii U has a stacked holiday lineup with plenty of exclusives firing off with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD this Friday; though with the current lack of software and two new consoles on the horizon, a little insurance would not have hurt.
One game that is on track to hit the Wii U this holiday season is Super Mario 3D World. The latest in the Mario 3D series, which is scheduled to hit on November 22nd, sees Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad facing off against Bowser with some unique new power-ups. the new cat power-up is now in company with the cannon block, duplicating cherry, a Boomerang Bros. power-up, and the return of the Tanooki suit. 3D World seems to be taking ques from 3D Land on the 3DS and mixing typical 3D platforming with some more traditional 2D Mario. This game is definitely on my radar, a huge fan of Nintendo platformers, again the game will be on the Wii U on November 22nd. Check out the latest gameplay video below.
The 3DS is thriving right now with a strong library and constant support in the eShop, it is a handheld force to be reckoned with. Even with all this there is one thing missing from the handheld that has appeared on every Nintendo portable since the Game Boy, Kirby. During the Nintendo Direct, Mr. Iwata showed off the latest adventures of the pink puffball coming to the 3DS next year. The game reminds me Donkey Kong Country Returns in the way it jumps from front to back while remaining in 2-D. The game has no official title as of yet, though it is scheduled to be released next year.
You can check out the these titles and more in the Nintendo Direct, played in its entirety below.