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Here’s How David Wise Returned For Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze


Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze producer Kensuke Tanabe has explained how the legendary David Wise returned to compose the soundtrack for the Wii U platformer. Tanabe says that he used to work with David Wise and has been in contact with him ever since. Wise wasn’t available to do the soundtrack for the original Donkey Kong Country Returns, but thankfully he became available when development of Tropical Freeze started. Tanabe also revealed that the music in Tropical Freeze will all be original.

“I worked with David, many, many years ago, and have stayed in contact ever since. He’s actually a friend of mine. So, as we approached this particular project, he became available.”

“So I picked up the phone and said ‘Hey David! You have some time? Would you like to help us out with Tropical Freeze?’ And he jumped at the chance. It was a coincidence that he was available at the time… he wasn’t prior [for Donkey Kong Country Returns] and we couldn’t be happier.”

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      1. SherlockWillFightBilbo

        gangrene |ˈga ng grēn; ga ng ˈgrēn|
        noun Medicine
        localized death and decomposition of body tissue, resulting from either obstructed circulation or bacterial infection.

        I hope for your sake you didn’t know what that word actually meant until now.

        1. Of course I know what gangrene means lol. I was just saying he had a localized decomposed dick for a laugh.

              1. Like I said… Sense of humor of a hyper-active 12 year old. You seem obsessed with my name, grow up fanboy.

                  1. Okay man. At least you’re no where near as bad as WiiU BuzzShow. I can understand a bit of fanboyism… But that freak just goes waaaay over the line.

                    1. lol and the rest of them. Some of the people on this site make you embarrassed to be Human…

    1. You guys do realize that “Why u mad?” is the editor Sickr right? He just makes the news post then immediately comments on his own story to troll people.

        1. Uhh hallo! Bruda, plz understnd dat Wis is gud on Retroh’s game becaus he luvs 2 trash em. Howevr, gud gams like Mareoh Krt 8 still benifit from ur musicle jeenius more than Wis’s becaus I luv u.

          1. Uhh hello! mother play maroi cart ate at the best buy and sed it was garbegd because she didnt love it. she got cart sick from all the anty gravitie momentum n the game which personly i luve it!!!

            1. Uhh hallo! Bruda, u shuld already no y motha got sik: she still hasnt rekovrd frum our threesum last nite. mother is still amazin in bed becaus we luv her.

                1. Uhh hallo! I no what u mean bruda! she teeches us the proper way 2 becum men wid all of her care. If it wernt 4 her, u probly wuldn’t no how 2 make supper 4 all of us. mother is so greet becaus she luvs us.

          1. Nah, that is not a Tony alt. WiiU BuzzShow has a YouTube channel. He’s sent multiple perverted messages my way. I Think he and Tony are YT friends though lol.

                1. Considering I’ve been talking up the PS4 the last couple of days …. yeah of course, I’m an Xbox fanboy! ;)

                  I dunno, now the DRM is gone, I may get one alongside the PS4, they have some pretty nice looking exclusives.

                    1. Nah, I’m pretty sure Tony is black. Also, Tony is a wimp he doesn’t even speak in his videos.

        1. Also:

          1) I have better things to do in life than create videos about games, I’d rather just play them and that’s it.
          2) I don’t know why Kinect was brought up, I’m not a fan of it.

          1. I watched a couple of his YouTube videos… What a loser. That guy is beyond help. At least him and Tony Lane will get along well -_-

            1. Off topic, but when the PS4 and Xbone come out, am I able to get your PSN name and gamertag? (If that’s Ok) Wouldn’t mind playing some onine with you, you’re one of the better ones on this site.

              1. Sure. I’ll be using the same username on PS4 and X1, just not sure what it’s going to be yet.

                By the way, I think I’m going to leave this site for a bit. Idiots like N-Dub, WiiU Buzz Show, Nintedward, and Gamer are starting to really get on my nerves. Need a nice break from all the madness.

                1. I’ll look at creating one for both too.

                  Yeah, I leave this site every now and then hoping they’d die down, but they don’t. It’s annoying, then people white knight them, which is more annoying, either way, have fun!

          2. ” I have better things to do in life then create videos about games ”
            Based on how often I see you commenting on this site, I hardly believe that is that case.

            1. It’s a thing called multitasking. You know, people can have multiple tabs open on a web browser …

  1. Rejoice gamers, xboxdone DRM squashed. Microsoft caught with their tails between their legs. The three way race is on again. Thank you Nintendo and Sony for being true to gamers and letting Microsoft know, pride cometh before a fall. Now how Nintendo and Sony react shall cause games to be more than just the FPS nonsense that clattered the PS3 and xbox360 this generation. Nintendo on the rise, news just keeps getting better.

    1. Well i’m not sold with this drm no more from Micro$oft. The damaged is done; and them with their arrogance could go to hell. :p WiiU and PS4, for me.
      What i hope is that Nintendo announce something new for WiiU in the next Nintendo Direct.

    2. Portal 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Batman: Arkham Asylum & City, Skyrim, Uncharted trilogy, Dishonored, Ni No Kuni, Deus Ex: Human Revoltution, GTA 4, LA Noire, Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption, inFamous 1 and 2, BioShock series, Telltale The Walking Dead, tons of innovative indie games. All launched this gen on PS3 or Xbox 360. Mind doing a count and telling me how many of them are “FPS nonsense”?

        1. Oh! you do not want me to start with you and your fakeness, ikeezzo. Buy into the xbox360 and PS3 giant crabs all you want, I do not. Also funny how sony fans are here trying to shut down nintendo fans. On a Nintendo themed site hmmm.

          1. Signs of desperation from Fanboys.

            “Why you here on a Nintendo Themed site?”

            Some of us are still hoping that Nintendo can save the Wii U and release decent games for it.

  2. I was playing this shit almost 20 years ago, and it was twice as good. We never needed Donkey Kong Country 5. This game can fuck off!

      1. That’s the problem I have with the Wii u. Most of the games on it look fun, just nothing worth going out to buy a console for.

          1. There are some games that interest me, X, Bayonetta 2, Smash Bros., possibly Mario Kart 8. I’ll probably buy another Wii U when it’s $200-250 and has a solid library of games.

              1. I owned one, yeah it sucked (Crap library of games). I’m pretty sure Adarazz owned one too, but got rid of it.

                1. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, made by the second greatest games developers after Nintendo’s EAD Capcom says hello. I see why you are mad, It is no longer on Sony zone.

                  1. Obviously you have an awful taste in games. The team who made MH3 Ultimate is the second best in the world? Get real!

              2. Also I just looked at your video’s. You’re the only on here that’s a disgrace to gaming you fanboy.

                  1. I had high hopes for 3D Mario as well. It fell flat on it’s face. Hopefully something better will come later on.

                    1. I played it at Best Buy and it was just as easy as 3D Land was. Hope they pull their shit together for the next game and make it a true successor to Galaxy.

                        1. I highly doubt that when games like watchdogs and the like are coming out.
                          I think nintendo is playing it safe this year as they’re still trying to learn the new hardware, I mean already the wii U games in 2014 look ten times better probbly even more then that then the ones at launch,
                          I think in a way i’m glad now we are’nt getting a big 3d mario this year because think of what it’ll look like and how much bigger it’s gonna be when they’ve got a better grasp of the console,
                          if they could make mario galaxy 1 look graphically like a ps3 game on the wii U, think of what they can do with a full grasp of the wii U hardware.

                            1. Right because as we all know nintendo is the only people who can do anything right and make anything of value in the industy lol.

                            2. Also by your logic wii music is the fucking shit beating out red dead, metal gear, bioshock, portal and all the other top amazing games which developers poured they’re souls into.

                1. If you want to change your username to just “Jellybean” click “change”. It’s right near post comment.

                    1. Nah not mad. I’d just be annoyed. But do what you want, you’re just going to look like a fanboy.

                        1. I’m interested in Nintendo news. Enjoying my 3DS right now.

                          Just came from that website. Going to bungies now.

                        1. I’m not. I still very much like all companies. Just too hard to resist trolling this guy! I’ll stop now, I have some paperwork to do anyway.

            1. I swear to god man.I’m going to find the email addresses of your family and show them some of the videos you’ve been making. Something tells me WiiU BuzzShow will be getting a big time-out!

                  1. Everyone step up step up we got fanboy wars here A dollar a show!

                    who will win! Neutron the annyoing nintendo hater who never know’s when to shut his trap or WiiU Buzz…something the annoying prepubescent boy with a major volcabulary problem, come right up come right up and place your bets!

              1. Neutron how it is sooooo good to hear from you. I thought you were the worst on this site. No Wiiubuzz is the worst. Neutron doesn’t even come close. Make him go away please.

                1. I just watched a video of yours. Let me guess, you live with your Parents, early 30s?, Never been with a girl (or guy, whichever way you swing), spends all day playing just Nintendo games, and thinks people on the internet actually care about you?

                        1. Also 2400 views =/= mini celebrity.

                          My friends got 80,000 views by adding a song to some video footage. He’s not a celebrity at all.

                    1. You are absolute filth. You are the most disgusting fanboy I’ve ever seen. Go find help for your own sake.

          2. Jesus Christ this guys are a mess… Want to start an adventure? read the comments above, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.

              1. This blog needs serious moderation, for Christ sake, all this Fanboys, Haters, and Trolls are worst than Justin Bieber fans, this is depressing as fuck.

                    1. Well done on finding a popular imgur picture and posting it you inept piece of shit. Also, it says ”eat a dick’ not duck you illiterate fuck.

                          1. I can’t believe BuzzShow is making fun of another man’s hair. His is receding and looks like he’s been cutting it himself. That guy is even worse than Tony Lane… That’s saying something.

                  1. Oh man, this guy is worse than Tony. Making up stories now!

                    Also eat a duck? Where did you see this?

              1. Hey Wiiubuzz show. Is it possible if you can get rid of the “Wiiu” in your username. We want the console to sell not axed out the market.

          3. sickr, please delete unrelated or off-topic comments because is getting annoying with all these nonsense.

            about the news, It’s good to have him back at least for this game. I just wish for the rest of the Rare people to come together for this.

              1. That was a project we made as seventh graders. It was supposed to be a spoof and Hitler and turn him into a goofball that gets beat up by an American soldier at a bar. It was based off of a friends joke that he couldn’t finish. Thanks for checking out our videos though!

          4. I’m a bit annoyed that the Xbots had some fight in them left by announcing the deletion of their DRM program…

            However if people really thinks that they totally abandoned it they are really retarded as americans spy on people no matter what they say in the end…

          5. big three are overrated

            Fuck you all Sony,Microsoft and Nintendo “fans”! Why you are always fighting about which system is the “best”. You are all pathetic shits still after all these years! Man you dont know how much i would like to have new SEGA Dreamcast 2, i would so enjoy playin with it, it would also be my only console but i cant because it will never exist. Why you shitfaces cant be happy that your favorite is still in this business? What if instead of fightin on internet pretending to be some kind of messiah you would be playin with your favorite console. End of story!

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