During January’s mini Nintendo Direct we learned that Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is headed to Nintendo Switch with new content, including a playable Funky Kong that makes the game much easier. Tropical Freeze received solid review scores on Wii U, but it never reached the sales success of its predecessor thanks to Wii U’s limited install base.
The tough-as-nails platformer will see new life on Switch, but unfortunately it won’t see a new price tag. Nintendo now has an official web page for the game’s Switch release, and it includes the option to preorder a physical copy of the game. Nintendo lists multiple retailers, such as GameStop and Amazon, and they all currently list a $59.99 price tag.
It’s not all that surprising that Tropical Freeze costs the same on Switch as it did on Wii U, but it’s still a little disappointing. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe also charged $60, but it had more original content on Switch than Tropical Freeze does, including multiple new battle modes. Still, playing Tropical Freeze both at home and on the go is a handy improvement. Do you think it’s a fair price point, or should Nintendo charge less the second time around?