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Funky Kong Confirmed for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Posted on December 20, 2013 AT 09:13am

Nintendo of America has today confirmed via Twitter that Funky Kong will appear in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime teased a fifth playable character for the game during the VGX awards earlier this month. However, the tweet from Nintendo fell short of actually confirming that Funky Kong is a playable character. Instead the tweet simply confirmed that he is actually in the game.

Funky Kong could be a means to travel between islands, or he could run the shop now that Cranky Kong is a playable character.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is set to release February 21, 2014 on Wii U.

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