During the October Nintendo Direct, Nintendo has delayed Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze to February 2014. The original release date was for December 6, 2013, but Nintendo wanted it to be an optimal experience for gamers. Iwata’s statement can be read below.
“n order to deliver the optimum gaming experience for fans, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will now launch in February 2014. Developed by Retro Studios, the series’ first Wii U installment stars Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong as they go head-to-head against invaders from the northern seas who have taken over Donkey Kong Island. Featuring intense side-scrolling action with dynamic camera angles, cooperative play for up to two players and beautiful HD graphics, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the coolest Donkey Kong Country adventure yet.
Hopefully this delay won’t hurt the Wii U’s momentum as it is just starting to pick up steam with recent big releases like Wonderful 101 and Pikmin 3.