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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Wii Fit U release dates confirmed

Get ready for monkey business this winter as Nintendo announces its Wii U release schedule

The Nintendo E3 analyst briefing has confirmed the release dates for a number of Wii U titles including Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Wii Fit U.

Previously announced during the Nintendo Direct conference on Tuesday, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze was scheduuled for later this year but it has now been confirmed for a November release.

The game will see Donkey Kong battling vikings from the North Sea who have invaded his home, alongside allies such as Diddy Kong and Dixie Kong. It will be released in November this year.

Wii Fit U, meanwhile, will be released in December 2013. It features 77 activities, including the all-new category, Dance.

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The full Wii U release schedule is as follows.

23 June: Game & Wario (America)

28 June: Game & Wario (Europe)

26 July: Pikmin 3, Super Luigi U (Europe)

4 August: Pikmin 3 (America)

23 August: The Wonderful 101 (Europe)

25 August: Super Luigi U - boxed version (America)

15 September: The Wonderful 101 (America)

October: Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Wii Party U (Europe and America)

November: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze (America and Europe), Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (America)

December: Super Mario 3D World (America and Europe), Wii Fit U

Towards the end of this year: Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games (Europe)

Spring 2014: Mario Kart 8

2014: Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros. Wii U


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  1. ihuntermusic Thursday 13th Jun 2013 at 10:34

    Liking this schedule thanks. Would you please be able to do another one which includes third party titles like Rayman Legends and Sonic Lost World?

  2. UltimateStorm Thursday 13th Jun 2013 at 10:35

    So basically, apart from a couple months, I've got at least 1 game a month to buy:

    July: Pikmin 3
    August: Wonderful 101
    October: Wind Waker HD
    November: DKC Tropical Freeze (mmm sound tasty)
    December: SM3DW


  3. thecoolmana777 Thursday 13th Jun 2013 at 10:39

    Thats a really good line up, a (hopefully) Brilliant game almost every month- my wallet will implode!

  4. DragonEleven Thursday 13th Jun 2013 at 10:40

    Looks like the releases are fairly well spread out... it's a shame we're not getting the likes of Mario Kart and Smash Bros sooner, but we're not going to be short on game to play until then.

    The calendar sort of thing also gave me an idea for the mag... stickers of the game logos that are small enough to be put on a calendar... the ones that are usually given away are too big for that.

  5. Tinstar5 Thursday 13th Jun 2013 at 10:46

    Wii fit U launches on Friday the 13th in Europe... Oh and looking at it again it seems so does Super Mario 3D world....

  6. imbusydoctorwho Thursday 13th Jun 2013 at 11:31

    Certainly a decent little line-up for the rest of the year,from Nintendo.

  7. shy guy 64 Thursday 13th Jun 2013 at 12:01

    good to know

  8. FamilyGAMEGuy8 Thursday 13th Jun 2013 at 12:26

    Ohhh...October is going to be expensive.

    Pokemon X or Y (probably Y)
    Batman: Arkham Origins
    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
    Sonic Lost World
    Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
    Scribblenauts Unmasked

    My wallet is crying just thinking about it

  9. MartinIsAwesome Thursday 13th Jun 2013 at 12:48

    Just look how many games are coming to Europe first! Just look!

  10. Waldy565 Thursday 13th Jun 2013 at 12:57

    No Yoshi's Yarn though... Or Shin Megami X Fire Emblem for that matter... Looking like there gonna be 2014 games then as well...

  11. Baker1000 Thursday 13th Jun 2013 at 19:34

    Mario & Sonic 2014 will be out in November here, 3rd or 4th week probably. The last 3 have been, so I don't see it changing.

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