Nintendo UK streamed the launch trailer for the Nintendo Switch port of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on May 4, 2018. The video previewed the characters, and a few gameplay action. The game’s Switch port also added Funky Kong as a playable character. The game shipped in Japan on May 3, 2018. It shipped to North America and Europe the following day.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is a side-scrolling platformer video game developed by Retro Studios, and published by Nintendo for the Wii U. It’s the fifth installment in the Donkey Kong Country series. It’s also the direct sequel to the 2010 Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Nintendo Wii.