Donkey Kong For Nintendo Switch Is Going To Be Back On May 4

Donkey Kong Will Be Back For Nintendo Switch


Donkey Kong will make a comeback for Nintendo Switch.  Swing into action with the new game in your Nintendo Switch anytime, anywhere.  You will experience playing your favorite game once more.


Release Date

The new game will be released for Nintendo Switch on May 4, 2018.  The release date is near and Donkey Kong fans are becoming more excited to experience the game again.

Features Of The New Game

Barrel-blast into a critically acclaimed Donkey Kong adventure.  This beloved franchise makes its Nintendo Switch debut with a banana-bunch of new features.  Traverse islands packed with platforming perfection.  Experience non-stop action as the classic Kongs in the original game, or mix things up and play as the Funky Kong in new Funky Mode.

Objective Of The Game

Arctic invaders have turned Kong island into a frozen fortress.  It’s up to you to save the island.  You can play as Donkey Kong and team up with Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and Cranky Kong.  Each of these characters have their own unique abilities to help you overcome platforming challenges and frosty foes.

You can start the game in Funky Mode for a more accessible experience.  Enjoy a range of gameplay updates and a new main character option, spectacular surfing simian Funky Kong.  His extra hearts and unique abilities make for a more relaxed gaming experience.

No matter what mode you choose, a wealth of collectibles await you.  The two-[player co-op round out the fun.

Official Name And Other Features

The new Donkey Kong game is developed by Retro Studios.  It will officially called Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.  Nintendo is re-releasing Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze on Nintendo Switch.  The Wii U hit marks the Donkey Kong franchises’s first, full-fledged debut on the company’s latest console.

Tropical Freeze won over fans when it launched on Wii U in 2014. It served as a sequel to Donkey Kong Country Returns.  Nintendo is adding  Switch-exclusive features to its latest Wii U-to-Switch port.  The notoriously tough game is receiving what’s called a “beginner-friendly mode”.  This will help fans get acclimated to the gameplay.  This game will star the bandana-clad Funky Kong, who will throw something different into the series.  Thanks to his fancy surfing skills.

So watch out for the comeback of the Kong game on May 4.  And enjoy a whole new gaming experience.


Donkey Kong Champion Loses His Guinness World Record

Guinness disqualifies and removes all of Billy Mitchell’s records from their database after a cheating controversy.

(Credit: Barry Brecheisen |Invision/AP) Billy Mitchell at the Pac-Man 35th Birthday Celebration 2015

As they say, cheating is a never a mistake, it’s a choice. And that’s a choice that Billy Mitchell has to live with after Guinness erased all his entries in their database.

Mitchell, a.k.a. the “King of Kong,” used to hold the world record for the high scores in Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. In 1999, he achieved the first Pac-Man perfect score of 3,333,360. A year later, he became the first “Donkey Kong” player to earn one million points.

Because of his gaming prowess, he became a gaming legend and became a recurring documentary subject. It also led him to movie roles such as Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade (2007) and The King of Arcades (2014). He also appeared in the movie Man Vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler in 2016.

That’s all gone now after Twin Galaxies has determined that Mitchell used an emulator to obtain some of his records.

The video game record tracking organization reviewed his records and saw the violation of its rules. Twin Galaxies has since removed all of his scores from their leaderboards and banned Mitchell in their future competitions.

Following this, Guinness World Records also removes all of Mitchell’s records in their database.

“The Guinness World Records titles relating to Mr. Mitchell’s highest scores on Donkey Kong have all been disqualified due to Twin Galaxies being our source of verification for these achievements,” a representative of Guinness told Kotakuvia via email.

The record is now up for grabs to anyone who wants to claim it.


Happy 10th Birthday to These Games

Games Which Celebrates a Happy Birthday After 10 Years

There are games which celebrated their 10th birthday. Many video games have celebrated not only its 10th but even up to its 40th anniversary. But let us stick with those which we can say Happy 10th Birthday!

Medal of Honor : Airborne

Medal of Honor : Airborne celebrated its 10th birthday September 2017. This is the eleventh game of the franchise. When released in 2017, Medal of Honor was the first game to release on Xbox 360. The levels take you to France, Italy, and Germany. This is a game which puts you in the shoes of a fictional World War 2 Paratrooper named Boyd Travers. This first-degree shooter received fair reviews. It got a Metacritic score of 73. Since then EA released two Medal of Honor Games for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The latest is Medal of Honor : Warfighter in 2012.


This game first came to the Xbox 360 on September 7, 2007 in North America. A week after, it was released in Europe. On September 18, the PC version was released on both territories. The PlayStation 3 version was released a month after.
The game is a third-person shooter. It got a Metacritic average of 77 across Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. After several sequels, however, developers Midway Games filed for bankruptcy in 2009 after making heavy losses for years.

Donkey Kong : Jungle Climber

Donkey Kong : Jungle Climber was released on September 10 in North America on Nintendo DS. It was released initially in Japan a month before. The game used dual screens of the Nintendo DS to show more of the level at once. This was meant to be a sequel for Donkey Kong : King of the Swing on the Game Boy Advance. It included a four-person multiplayer mode. And with the Nintendo Switch performing well, it may not be long until we see the Donkey Kong franchise again.

Fatal Inertia

Fatal Inertia was an Xbox 360 exclusive for just over nine months. Releasing on the Microsoft console September 11 in North America and Europe. This game from Koei is a futuristic vehicle racing game set in the 22nd century.

Heavenly Sword

This is a PlayStation 3 exclusive hack and slash game from the Ninja Theory. It released in North America in September 2007. It was a single player game that revolved around martial arts and melee combat.

These are just some of the games which had their 10th anniversary. May these games stay on and conquer the gaming world and celebrate their “nth” anniversaries.

What’s next for Nintendo’s Miyamoto?

Game creator Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintedo is the on responsible for much beloved games such as Super Mario, Donkey Kong, Legend of Zelda and many more titles will try to shake up the gaming world anew with his inkling to create something fresh.

In a CNN interview, the Nintedo honcho said through an interpreter that, “I am really keen to work on something really new, which eventually is going to be important for the future of Nintedo”. He also added that, “I would like to try to do something which might be able to expand the boundary or the definition of video games.”

The interview was done after Wired reported that Miyamoto is going to step down as the company’s director and producer responsible for the development of products and games.

Nintedo said that, “Miyamoto’s role at Nintendo is not changing. He will continue to be a driving force in Nintedo’s development efforts.”

The gaming revolutionary will have a senior role in the company and is responsible in helping carve the future of Nintedo’s hardware and software.

Miyamoto said that they have to “incorporate something new all the time.” He also added that, “everything starts from something small whenever we are trying to find out something new.”

The Nintendo Executive declined to give details on their upcoming project in depth. But he gave clues such as gyroscopes and wireless proximity communication as technologies that he would like to pursue.

Photo Credit: Bob Riha Jr./

Nintendo’s Miyamoto not retiring yet

This is what Nintendo was quick to respond to on the report that Shigeru Miyamoto, one of their best guys, was quoted saying that he will be retiring.

Wired magazine published quotes stating that he wanted to lighten his workload and would want the younger generation to take the spotlight.

A Nintendo spokesperson, in a report by Reuters, explained that Miyamoto was misquoted.

“This is absolutely not true. There seems to have been a misunderstanding. He has said all along that he wants to train the younger generation. He has no intention of stepping down. Please do not be concerned,”

So who is Shigeru Miyamoto?

He is the legendary video game designer and producer that made some of the most successful video game franchises of all time, including Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of ZeldaStar Fo, F-Zero, and Pikmin.

The Kyoto-born designer is a recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including a spot in both  GameTrailers “Top Ten Game Creators”  and IGN’s “Top 100 Game Creators of All Time”, and was the  first interactive creator nominee at the Prince of Asturias Award, the highest recognition in the Spanish-speaking world. He was also  featured in TIME Asia’s “60 Years of Asian Heroes” in 2006.

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