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Reggie Confirms Cranky Kong In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze At VGX

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils Aime confirmed today that Cranky Kong will be making an appearance in Retro Studios latest title, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. The news leaked a couple of days ago that Cranky Kong would be playable in the game. The leak came from Amazon Italy who posted the official box-art which featured Cranky Kong on the cover.

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      1. Get lost! You are the most annoying person ever. Wii U is going on strong still, whether you like that or not!

        1. i am laughing so hard i think i’m going to pee!!!!! Oh nintendo thank you for the joke!!! this is gold this is gold!!! not even X or byonetta, just stupid kong!! AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!

      2. Honestly, You have a point. Fanboyism aside, Nintendo BLEW their maybe only opportunity to get some good sales. Oh, Instead of Showing us some Smash Gameplay, they show us Shit Kong. Nintendo logic is awesome.

        1. I love Nintendo, but they honestly blew it. Donkey Kong looks like an amazing game, but they hurt themselves by showing it at VGX! The game will get a bad reputation and people will think Nintendo’s a joke. They had such a huge opportunity but they didn’t take advantage of it.

          Hopefully in the last few seconds an X or new Metroid trailer will play or something.

          1. Lets just hope that either one of the secret World Premieres are a Nintendo IP or Nintendo at least leak something.

          2. How would it get bad reputation the game look as good as rayman legend, hopefully its much harder because damn it was a easy game. Though the minute they showed the metroid thingy a thought for a minute that metroid was comfirmed for wii u. Wich probably it is.

            And didnt you think it was funny that cranky kong was like scrooge mcduck

            But who knows maybe maybe a new “x” trailer with the actual name

            And remember one thing, dont ever expect something from nintendo because they will always pull the strings or the game they publish like mario 3d world.

        2. Smash isn’t anywhere near done. DKCTF comes out in 2 months. Realistically, this couldn’t have been anything else.

        3. I would like Nintendo to give up the goods as much as the next person would, but the VGX is not exactly the biggest venue to show off anything significant. I will not argue that sometimes Nintendo’s logic may seem flawed, but it would a worse decision jump the gun and overlook what is coming out in the foreseeable future – especially since DK is quite capable of moving a few units on it’s own merits even if they may not be as large as the Smash Bros. franchise.

        4. I think we hyped it a lot, and imagined games we want to see just to feel Nintendo is listening to us. Maybe they need to come to the internet and see people don’t wanna see these kind of news and want to see new games. If it is already leaked why confirm a character no one cares about in an awful way. The bad thing is that this is a game we already know of, but why people are getting so hateful towards Donkey Kong? The first one Retro made got 90s all over the place, and I don’t know why people don’t want this.

          Also, Donkey Kong was right there besides F-Zero and Mario when the 64 came out, I don’t know why the hate, lots of Nintendo fans love it, but I guess Nintendo fans are just drooling for some more mature titles on the Wii U, and I can’t blame them. But yeah, a new game and this announcement too wouldn’t have hurt.

    1. It was awkward from the greeting, the demo seemed boring, nothing really new from the last game, Cranky plays like Ducktails SCROOG..which is good…..the Retro guy had an awkward momment with the “limited graphics”. Why was Reggie wearing a Meteoid pin..hint?????…I think there is more comming, I hope

    2. they should have just told the viewers reggie: please just buy a wii u. it couldn’t have been more embarrassing than this.

  1. Gettin me all excited and watching the stupid VGX awards just to see a character in this game…. sigh.

    Why get loads of peoples hopes up just to show off a character :/ . An epic trailer for X or SMT X FE or something would of been great.

    But, there will be a Wiiu direct soon and it will blow minds.

    1. That’s right keep thinking positive. Wii U is only just starting. Ignore the trolls. They know nothing.

    2. I have to agree with you. They decide to show a cartoony game to an audience of 15+ gamers, instead of something like Smash Bros that would have had everyone jumping up and down their seats. Great way to blow away sales. Its like they want to fail, even Reggie was carrying a metroid pin, great way to begin showing us the awaited Metroid HD everyone is waiting for. No, they show us some crap few people are interested in right now.

    3. Yeah I agree, nothing to do but look forward to the great games that will be coming out. I hope the direct does some good!

  2. I seriously laughed when I read the headline.

    Come on. We have to laugh. It’s so ridiculous at this point if we don’t laugh, we’ll lose what’s left of our sanity.

    1. Was it really worth going on VGX to show off a new character? It’s a wasted opportunity.

      Don’t get me wrong, Tropical freeze looks amazing! and I can’t wait to play it, but what everyone wanted to see was something like X or something….

        1. Not sure no one want it, DKCR is a classic game which sold 6-7 million copies, hardly ”’almost no one wanted”

          A small group of NIntendo purists wanted Retro’s project to be a Metroid or something new, but that doesn’t mean Tropical freeze isn’t going to be amazing, I’m looking forward to the game immensely! Bring on February.

      1. Wtf?! There is no old nintendo and new nintendo, it’s just the amazing, still innovational and epical, Nintendo. Fuck off, french fry, and go sizzle on the grill at your local in n out!!

    1. No we won’t…

      This was a totally retarded wasted opportunity to do something significantly…

      If one of the unannounced games are not Wii U games then they could easily just have not shown up…

      And that host is not funny at all…

        1. Fanboy or not, Nintendo blew it. The only way to fix this is to announce a Direct as soon as the clock hits midnight and show us the New Metroid or Smash Gameplay. If both, better. Otherwise, I see Wii U as a console no one will give a shit about, not even kids.

        1. No person can damage control over this, Nintendo messed up and unless there is more from Nintendo in VGX, or a Nintendo Direct FAST, Wii U is done for.

      1. Commander, Iagree with you: at this point how can we still defend Nintendo…there is nothing left, nothing :/

        1. There are still great games coming out next year…

          But on this particular occassion it was almost as bad as that Joel retard…

    2. I hope not. Well, I wish not. It was the most disappointing thing they could’ve done. If it wasn’t leaked, I’d have thought it was pretty cool, but still not worthy to be the only thing shown for Nintendo. And actually, you’re right. There are apologists all over Miiverse now, and it’s disgusting. I thought Zelda U was the only thing they would possibly show. High expectations were more than only showing Zelda U, like Zelda AND Metroid. If people were expecting Cranky Kong than they have no respect for Nintendo. Nintendo made a bad move. I have never bought a console that wasn’t made by Nintendo, but there is no way I’m joining the group claiming it’s alright this is all we got. Haven’t been this disappointed since 2008. It’s not even like the rest of the show made up for it, especially the end…

  3. Its not suprising since you know that when Reggie going to be there its always going to be something dissapointing.

  4. fuck, metroid, metroid, metroid pins. Also the host asked the representative of Retro about 1 or 2 teams. Maybe the 1st team is working on DK and the 2nd is working on Metroid. shhhheeeyts.

  5. people are gonna be disappointed because they hyped for nothing …..its was disappointing but I didnt expect much ……its not likes its e3 guys c’mon

    1. The hype didn’t just come out of NOWHERE. Reggie Hype Train was the one who used the “previously announced title news” to make it seem like something worthwhile was being shown. And all they showed was what we could have easily seen on a website like…My Nintendo News!

    1. If you that these games will come, why did you sell it? you know that it will be X, SMT X FE, MK 8, SSBU, then its no reason, you know that it will be great games

  6. I TOLD U ALL LMAO IT WAS JUST A DEMO. BUT NO ONE BELIEVE ME.
    ANYWAYS NINTENTO JUS CONFIRMED THEY DONT KNOW WHAT THEYRE DOING. EVEN BAYONETA WAS A BETTER FIT FOR THAT.

    EVEN JEOFF KNEW ABOUT THE DESPERATION YOU ALL WERE HAVING.

    GOOD JOB NINTY.

    1. ILL STICK FOR A WHILE TO SEE SOME OF THE BREAKDOWNS LOL

      AND ILL CONTINUE WATCHING VGX TOO FIND OUT HOW MANY THIRD PARTIES ARE COMING TOO WII U

  7. Why are people saying RIP Wii U when it was an announcement of a game that was already talked about? If you really hate Nintendo that much and here still – that’s very sad. Crank has never been playable before – that’s a +1 in my books.

    1. To be honest it’s better that they hype their next game as it will make people want to buy it – so to be honest, announcing the game even more is logical. If people are still acting stupid then…….

        1. He makes Nintendo fans look bad, as a matter of fact… fuck Nintendo, i’m selling my Wii U and rebuying a GameCube with Resident evil and will have an Xbox One, PS4 and GameCube this gen. Sounds good right?

  8. you know what . i love nintendo. but why announce such a small thing at the vgx? not saying its big or anything but why here??

  9. Wow Nintendo. You just killed the hype. Why not say its DK in afavance. Why say its a game everyone will be screaming for. No one cared about DK lol

  10. I was watching it. They actually pestered Reggie for more news than just DK and he looked nervous as hell asking “what more do you want?” Also he was wearing a Metroid pin and had a guy from Retro with him. Geoff also asked the Retro guy when they would go back to Metroid and if they had two teams now. He of course didn’t answer with anything meaningful.

  11. Very expected. The gameplay of Cranky was not as fun as I expected either. Still, this is one of my most anticipated games of 2014. But yeah… kind of disappointed this actually was the news :/ Would’ve been better not to be there than showing something that isn’t as exciting as other reveals. Well well. Still a lot of good things to come for Wii U in 2014 that’s already revealed.

    1. Let me ask you something, if you know that good games will be on WiiU, then why you sell it? you dont have patience? bad for you

  12. I just watched it live. My thoughts:

    1) Reggie called the inclusion of Kranky Kong “innovative.”
    2) The host didn’t give a crap about Donkey Kong and he didn’t try to hide it. He kept asking Reggie if there was a Metroid game in development, especially since Reggie was wearing a SAMUS PIN ON HIS SUIT.
    3) Reggie and the dev continued to deny them answers. Wouldn’t hint at anything Metroid-related, didn’t say anything about Zelda, refused to say whether or not there was a second team in Retro Studios.
    4) Reggie said, “You guys are going off the prompters! We just gave you the RELEASE DATE for Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze! What more do you want?!”

      1. I actually think he should be fired over this. I don’t know how much he partook in the decision to show off Cranky Kong tonight, but he’s done so much crap before tonight. This is the last straw.

        Why did Nintendo appear at the VGX for the first time only to show THIS?!

      1. Yes…I know…it’s really sad. Cranky Kong was spoiled (and it’s not really a BIG REVEAL anyway) and they only give us a stupid release date for a game that should have come out this month. Meanwhile, other developers are showing off worldwide reveals of popular franchises.

    1. To be fair, there’s a time and a place for these types of reveals, and it’s not here and now. Developers don’t want to feel pressured to show off new games, they want to wait until the game is far enough along in development to show it off and pick a good time for the game’s reveal to be impactful. So that’s kind of rude of Geoff to do that. The only other time I can consider that acceptable is an interview.

      1. I know now wasn’t the time to reveal anything Metroid. However, I think if they weren’t revealing DK:TF, Metroid would be appropriate.

        Since Cranky Kong was spoiled early, Reggie should have revealed something Smash Bros. related or ANYTHING really. This was just one big disappointment.

      1. Have you SEEN the range on that thing? xD I can’t take mine anywhere. A single wall kills the connection.

  13. Even tough i expected almost nothing, and i kever expected the news would be interesting to me. I’m even disappointed…

    I thought they would show Bayonetta 2 or something but this… Could have done a Nintendo Direct and saving some embarrassment…

  14. THAT WAS HILARIOUS!!!!! REGGIE MADE A FOOL F HIMSELF HAHAHAHAAHAH!!!!!! they were giving him shit about it too!!!! nintendo really has lost their touch and they are fading into irrelevancy day in and day out!!!! that part of him saying that wii u has some of the best games and damage controlling everything was even funnier!!!!

    #WIIFAILEDALLOFU

    #THANKS FOR BEING SUCH GREAT FANS

    1. THATS WHAT I LOVE THE MOST THAT HE WONT KEEP HIS MOUNTH SHUT LMAO AND TALKING HOW WII U WAS THE SHIT. LOL
      AND THE SECOND THING WAS HOW GEOFF DIDNT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT DK AND KEEP ASKING ABOUT RELEVANT STUFF BECAUSE THE FANS WANTED MORE LOL

      1. yeah, they shouldn’t even have showed up, nintendo just embarrassed themselves in front of millions of people!!!!! they go to vex, to announce cranky kong!!!!! hahahahah and the fanboys are losing hope but will still say its ok. have fun digging nintendo’s grave, they already digged their relevancy.

    2. Hahaha! Lost their touch? They seem up to par as everyone else so far. Tomb Raider HDHD and TV/Video games…. it’s all been crap so far on VGX.

      1. HOW AM I BUTTHURT?? I TOLD YOU GUYS REGGIE WAS GOING TO DISAPPOINT EVERYONE AND MAKE A JOKE OF HIMSELF, THEY ARE MAKING FUN OF NINTENDO EVEN AFTER AND WERE LIKE WHEN TALKING TO HIM, IS THIS A JOKE??

        NINTENDO IS A JOKE, HOW MUCH PROOF DO I NEED HAHAHAH HOW PATHETIC!!!!!! WII U IS A FAIL AND SO IS NINTENDO!!!!

    3. No one is damage controlling, calm down. You right like a ranting 9 year old, you are like the least mature person here. It’s sad. Yes, Nintendo did something stupid, showing something that was already leaked when they could’ve shown something new. But, oh well, they know why they did it, who knows? Maybe that Zelda or Metroid aren’t ready yet. So, calm down, stop posting so much shit here to get attention, it’s sad and pathetic.

  15. Fuck this shit. It’s not just the “announcement” that disappointed me, it was how it was executed. I mean, come on; Reggie comes out with a friggin’ Metroid pin, calls Metroid one of his favorite series, has the head of Retro Studios come out, hints that Retro may possibly have another development team, and shows Donkey Kong. It’s because of shit like this where I frequently find myself second-guessing some of Nintendo’s decisions.

    1. Indeed. This feels like Nintendo is trolling the fans, it’s ridiculous. I almost want them to come out and say that Tropical Freeze is a joke game and say that they’re really working on a new Metroid game, but then the DK fans will rage at that.

  16. Well, it was disappointing that it was spoiled, but man, they just didn’t do a very good job at all describing the game, the gamepad use besides off TV play (very unlikely it makes any real use of it anyway) or Cranky’s abilities. I can’t imagine, even on live stream, it would be hard to say “Cranky uses his cane for most of his move set. It gives him and DK when attached, a high jump, allows him to defeat enemies and jump on areas the others characters can’t, opening up new paths and tactics, and his secondary attack is a _____ gun that shoots _____ to stun or defeat enemies.” instead of kind of stumbling through it. (couldn’t tell what his gun was shooting TBH) The hosts even gave them a chance to reveal something, ANYTHING else exciting, and Nintendo didn’t have anything. You’d think they’d have come up with something on the fly, maybe something Smash Bros related, in a hurry, after the box art spoiler came out. A screenshot of a character that was set to be revealed soon anyway, or something.

    I know that in reality, DKC:TF is a “hardcore” game for “hardcore” gamers, which is why they decided to showcase it. That said, those fake ass “hardcore” (ie FPS fans) gamers, only see this game as childish garbage. I completely understand wanting to hype an upcoming game, makes sense for the business, but that doesn’t mean they couldn’t have had more Bayonetta 2 footage, or “X” footage, something that will draw the eyes of those violence/graphics whores (not that DKC:TF isn’t absolutely gorgeous) and make them think a little harder about getting a Wii U.

    That said, it looks like this game is going to be absolutely stellar, much, much better than DKCR in terms of variety of gameplay and level design. It should move some Wii U units to be sure.

    1. am agreed with you totally agreed, the thing is as a Nintendo “fanboy” or whatever im gonna sound right now, I was expecting something new a New F-Zero or Starfox atleast something we haven’t seen for over 10 years, but this game has too many gameplays over the internet that I feel it’s not something new :/ I feel dissapointed

  17. Does Reggie even know the targeted group of people in the VGX? They don’t want DK. They want Metroid, Zelda, Starfox, or F-Zero.

  18. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Reggieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! RIP Wii U 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. I gotta hand it to the host. On a day where they show off Donkey Kong, he referenced upset fans when he asked if there was anything new to announce. He seemed genuinely surprised that that was all they had. Kudos to him for giving Reggie the big fuck you. Horrible announcement. NOBODY could be happy with this. How does Nintendo sit back in there office and think they are doing a good job. That was laughable. Here I am defending this great machine in the Wii U to trolls everywhere and they pull this. They make it so difficult to defend against the tide of criticism.

    1. Yeah. He was practically begging Reggie to show Metroid. He cares more about us than that fucker Reggie.

  20. I love Cranky, so I’ll let this one slide. He’s the embodiment of every gamer from the 80s. In fact, he’s the embodiment of half the people who have comments on this article!

  21. I TOLD YOU PEOPLE NOT TO GET YOU EXPECTATIONS HIGH!!!!!!! YOU STUPID MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!!!! DKC TROPICAL FREEZE IS GOING TO BE AN AWESOME AND GREAT FUCKING GAME. “BOOHOO!!! I WANTED METROID OR SOMETHING BETTER” SHIT HAS TO STOP. WHOSE TO SAY THAT RETRO WON’T MAKE ANOTHER FUCKING DONKEY KONG AFTER THIS ONE. DK DOESN’T DESERVE THIS SHIT!!!! FUCK YOU PEOPLE! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKKK YOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUU PEEEEEOOOOOOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(end rant) :) I am soooooo glad it was DK.

      1. I don’t think the Wii U failing is an absolute certainty at this point, but here’s some very good reasons why it’s a distinct possibility:

        1. Too few third party games
        2. Too few games that use the Gamepad for interesting gameplay mechanics
        3. Too many rehashes of previous games
        4. Lack of real hardcore games
        5. Bad advertising

        Obviously most of this could change with the right game announcements, but in general it seems so far that Nintendo is absolutely clueless about what kinds of games would help sell this system and if they keep releasing the same kinds of games this entire generation, gamers will continue to be uninterested.

      2. 1) Terrible marketing
        2) Gimped ports
        3) Abysmal sales
        4) Lack of games (although that might change next year)
        5) Lack of 3rd party support
        6) The Gamepad
        7) Outdated hardware
        8) Actual competition

        All you get is 8 reasons, need I say more?

          1. hahahahahahaaaa…..

            Do you really think that your pathetic attempt of burn will negate the fact that the Wii U is a fail. Get real…

          2. If you can’t recognize what a good reason is, that’s your problem. Nearly everything he mentioned is a legitimate problem.

        1. 6) is a good thing, not a bad thing.
          2) depends on what gamesyou’re talking about. Assassin’s creed and Revelations were great :)

      1. Yeah, Samuel L. Jackson was beast in VGA 2012… But this!? Seriously, this was a complete G-A-R-B-A-G-E, 3 hours of complete SHIT, thank God Nintendo didn’t show the new Zelda… That would be… God… I just can’t Imagine that.

  22. Even the hosts were disappointed with Reggie showing Donkey Kong. This guy doesn’t do “hype” in a proper way.

  23. How do any of us know that they may have not had the game other games ready to be shown? I mean honestly, Nintendo wouldn’t have just shown us this game and nothing else without reason.

  24. This demo was incredibly painful to see. I’m watching the coverage in a Twitch channel and people were just laughing in the chat. Nobody cares, even Nintendo players. This was very disappointing. Let’s hope something is coming or Nintendo will appear as a “joke” ( quoting someone here ) once again.

  25. Holy shit everybody calm down. There are still a shit ton of unannounced games to be shown, so Nintendo still might have something up their sleeves!
    But if Kranky Kong’s all they got, it’s a sad day…

  26. While this was a sad moment I kinda don’t really care. Most gamers don’t care much for vgx. Most of them know, its a advertisement for other crap. Vgx is a joke to me in the first place. Again its a sad moment but I’m not going to make it a big deal like others will…again DK really?

      1. No. Microsoft failed to show anything significant besides Halo 5 and how they managed that? DRM. Sony straight up walked in and struck them in the nuts of the PS4 reveal even though it was true that Sony was gonna follow suit with DRM because we all know they’re the biggest copycats in gaming. Even after E3, those dumbasses are still recommending DRM with “shortcut” excuses as pathetic attempts to justify DRM as “the future of gaming” until the executives finally grew their missing 2 brain cells back to realize its still considered a terribly suicidal idea by the public. Not only they killed it but was also smart to fire that moron Don Mattrick (Xbox DRM campaign’s main bitch)

        I’d rather take a few decent Wii U game reveals over DRM period.

        1. True, Nintendo’s not the only ones to fail to show interesting gameplay, it’s an industry wide problem. But it’s especially disappointing in Nintendo’s case because traditionally, they’ve been very good at coming up with unique, innovative gameplay. Most of what they’re doing now on the Wii U is so uncreative that you’d think they’re running out of ideas.

  27. This was the perfect time to give the world a glimt of zelda U. Dont save it for a direct. Here you have other gamers who dont look at the nintendo directs. Perfect to make new trust on Nintendo.

      1. Mainly because they’re beyond fucking lazy to port games through different coding and wanna use “install base/hardware/sales” as their only weakest excuses to provide support which never stopped them when Wii was around or when PS3 did use PowerPC with Cell Processor itself and that they once complained the same BS for PS3’s “coding”.

        Look at the DS/3DS. Its on fire with tremendous sales and success but do you see any truck load of third parties coming for that platform? Nope but rather go for the Vita which compare to the PSP, its performance is just plainly pathetic.

  28. Soooo many people need to be fired over at Nintendo. -_-
    They just made complete fools of themselves in front of a ton of gamers.

  29. This is so dumb. It’s like they don’t know the audience of this type of show. Seriously, they could have saved this announcement for nintendo direct, it’s not a big deal and not something the hardcore audience would care about. If they showed a new trailer of X at least then they would be showing something that could appeal the the hardcore audience a lot more. It wouldn’t even have been that hard, they already had a trailer like a year ago and another one on e3, they could have teased the story or the characters or the world of that game and announce a release date, they must be close to an idea of when it’ll be released, even if they lie and push back the date, at least get the people who could be interested in the game be aware of its existence!!

    1. Other things they could have announced: Zelda U information, not necessarily a trailer, but they should have some concepts and concept art to show! Or a trailer of smash bros. including a brand new character reveal, big events like VGX seems like good time to reveal a new character, and announce a release date, for that game too should be far enough in development to know it can be released! Or more news about Bayonetta! Hell, those are games that could appeal to the audience that would be watching the show!

  30. It was the WORST thing they could have done at VGX…. fucking damnit Nintendo. Can you do something EXCITING for once?

  31. Totally called this. I want a hardcore game as much as the next guy, but I don’t think we’re going to get anything exciting for a while, at the very least, not until after Christmas.

    1. Still though, Tropical Freeze is a very disappointing game and quite possibly the worst choice to appeal to hardcore gamers.

    2. But they already had 2 trailers for X since e3, with the first being released months before that!! They could have released another trailer, they had more than enough time to prepare atleast that, or even a newcommer for smash bros would be cool!

  32. its amazing how the same game disappoints twice in one year, even though it looks good, its just another platformer

    1. Totally agreed here. There’s no real hook to this game or the franchise in general. It’s not really something that lives up to any sort of hype they give it.

  33. Nintendo just is a joke these days. It so freaking hard to defend them when they do this shit. Nintendo cant be taken seriously anymore till they do a big January Direct again or something. Seriously Reggie wtf.

  34. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OMG… I CANT BELIEVE NINTENDO IS THIS FUCKING STUPID. HAHAHAHA OMG. THIS IS SO HILARIOUS.. CANT BREATHE… AHAHAHA. REGGIE WENT ALL THE WAY TO THE VGX JUST TO REVEAL A CHARACTER WE ALREADY KNEW ABOUT. SHIT. NINTENDO REALLY IS FUCKING CLUELESS.

  35. Anyone that does not acknowledge that Reggie Fils-Aime and Saturo Iwata need to be publicly fired at the halftime show at the Super Bowl needs to be drug out into the street and shot. I’m dead serious.

    Facetiously I was waiting for this to happen just so I can sit back and eat popcorn looking and listening to the damage control from the Nintendo cultists.

    There is no reason to expect the Wii U to sell more that 40 million copies. Probably close to 30 million.

    1. you call us cultists but cultists wouldn’t admit what a shitburger was just served up to us. I haven’t heard any apologists on here or other sites. It’s a universally accepted fact that this was a pathetic ‘reveal’. Cultists are the morons who play yearly COD and AC games and bash Nintendo for playing Mario. So STFU kindly sir

      1. *yawn* Please go away. Your words mean nothing right now other than framing your immaturity, ignorance, and idolatry. Nintendo blew it, eventually Iwata and Fils-Aime will be fired once investors take their money away, and there is nothing you can do about it. Period.

  36. The only Game of the year nominees you can play on the Wii U is Super Mario 3D world. If you want to play all the games your friends are playing, you have to get one of the other consoles. Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze was announced two years ago when they anounced the Wii U, to go to VGX with a game announced over 2 years ago is boring.

  37. In retrospect, that show was so awful that it didn’t deserve Zelda. I’d much rather have it revealed in a Direct or at E3 in front of a large crowd rather than in front of cynical Geoff Keighley. This crap show wasn’t worth Nintendo’s finest…

    1. In front of “cynical” Geoff Keighley is EXACTLY where it needs to be. Nintendo loyalist, fanboys, and cultists are going to tout it’s brilliance no matter what they show or when they show it or where they show it. They don’t need to be convicned to buy a Wii U. They already have one.

      The audience at the VGX awards are full of the people whom are NOT interested in Nintendo and by and large do NOT own a Wii U. This is where you show theme why the Wii U should appeal to them and Donkey Kong Country is NOT the answer. Had they of shown Zelda, Metroid, or Starfox, what could Geoff Keighley say in cynicism? Nothing. He would have to give Nintendo props in front of 8 million viewers. The crowd would have gone bananas and the net would be viral with Zelda news.

  38. *sigh*…..
    Well, dig your own grave…way to fuck up the best chance of building hype for the system at a show where none of the games shown are coming to it..

    1. Good point. At this point it’s hard to say that Nintendo is not tanking on purpose. If they aren’t I don’t think they could do a better job.

  39. I’m just done…

    I’m gonna keep playing my Wii U, gonna keep watching the directs and looking for Smash 4 related things.

    But I’m done, Reggie and Iwata need to go after the shit they just pulled. They had a chance for over 4 MILLION HARDCORES to get interested in their console and they show Donkey Kong…

    Nintendo will have to pull something amazing for a Direct or E3 that will make up for this embarrassment.

    Pathetic and I am no looking forward to the Wii U’s and Nintendo’s future if they are this fucking blind.

    1. It’s already over dude. They aren’t going to pull anything amazing at E3. We’ll see Zelda but it’ll probably be something weird that disappoints instead of what we actually want. Then they’ll make excuses as to why what they want to give us is better.

      1. It was never over, we don’t know what they will pull but it will be much better than the fucking VGX, the show was so meh anyway

        The best thing they showed was an Indie game!!

        I will look for their chance to make this up and I have hopes they will but as of know no, I’m more calm than I was but yea.

  40. what if this is nintendos plan? what if in the next year, they shoot beautiful games at everyones faces? this generations, will be nintendos golden generation.

    1. What if pigs fly? What if there is peace in the middle-east? What if a politician told the truth? C’mon man. ‘Hope’ went out the window 3 years ago. It’s time to deal with reality.

  41. after the desapoiment of vgx 2013 i just saw a comercial of the wii u for the first time in my country (Peru), it give me hope in the console.

  42. Despite this being awful, I do however enjoy how Reggie simply referred to Mario Kart as just “Kart.” Touché, Reggie. Touché.

  43. You know, I support Nintendo, but WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK? Right in the midst of the Christmas shopping season, they have a chance to show off a new Zelda or Metroid or something, and instead all the buildup about Reggie being at these awards leads to the announcement of a playable character in DK.

    I hate to say it, but Nintendo is fucking retarded sometimes. They just fucked themselves in the ass, had they shown a new Zelda or something, they could have generated millions of system sales, but instead they announced Cranky Fucking Kong, like anybody gives a shit.

    Fucking idiots.

    1. I’m actually happy about Cranky Kong, and am looking forward to the game, but I still think the vgx awards was a terrible place for that announcement, and like you said, should have been Zelda or something else.

  44. We have to admit if Nintendo says they are gonna announce something we have to stop saying they;ll announce the best game ever.

    This game comes out in 2 months so they see it as a good idea to promote it, but going to an awards show just to say a monkey is playable in a game is stupid, they also should’ve seen it was leaked and yes, confirm it, but then also give something new that wasn’t leaked.

    Again, did we hear amazing announcement from the other two companies? No.

    Nintendo can give us a Direct before Christmas and show Zelda Wii U, then a lot of people will see that Direct and see lots of other Nintendo content too, better for them.

    Also, I don’t know t he hate for Donkey Kong, the first one was getting 90s all over the place and it’s made by Retro and I know Nintendo fans want something mature to hit the console, but we don’t have to hate Donkey Kong for it, he’s a classic too.

    1. Oh, btw, everyone on IGN is saying the show sucked and was 3 painful hours long. So, why should Nintendo announce something so huge in such a shitty show?

      1. maybe because they could be the star of the show? -.- if they showed us something cool, something epic, something that gamers actually want they could shine in this event

  45. I have no words to say. This was sooo stupid to announce shit like this monkey at VGX. It just proves that nintendo has no clue in which day and age or where they are. Next year they will announce wii fit u 2 during VGX. just ridiculous lol

  46. Am i the only one who feels that Nintendo is trolling their fanbase? Cranky Kong Lmao! Everyone were hoping for Zelda or X and they go and announce an Cranky Kong Lmao! This is how Nintendo gets their kicks, they love to say Fuck You to their fanbase LOL

  47. Personally, I think that Iwata is more to blame than Reggie. Not that I am trying to defend him or anything, I just think that Reggie doesn’t have much say in the decisions. I think he is more of a puppet than anything.

  48. Does anyone know if you’ll be able to play as Dixie in single player mode? Or is it going to be like the previous game and you’ll only play as DK?

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