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.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) December 19, 2013