Donkey Kong Country Tropical freeze delayed until February

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze has been delayed out of this year. DK's return to platforming was originally scheduled to release on Dec. 6 in North America, but it "needs a little more time," Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said in today's Nintendo Direct.

Tropical Freeze will now arrive in Feb. 2014. You can check out our impressions of Retro Studios' further ape adventures here.

It's an unfortunate loss for Wii U's holiday lineup, which otherwise includes Super Mario 3D World, Wii Fit U, and Mario and Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.