Dark Souls and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Coming to Nintendo Switch!

I normally don’t like posting stuff here that feels more like news and less like my glorious opinions, but with how much I constantly gush with my love of Dark Souls and Donkey Kong Country, I just had to write on this.

Essentially, Nintendo held a “mini-Direct” earlier today, and while many Nintendo fans were predictably upset over the lack of new Metroid and Fire Emblem details, I was doing backflips of excitement and performing Captain Ginyu’s Dance of Joy. Why?

Dark Souls and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze are coming to Nintendo Switch.

When I woke up this morning and saw the news, I was like…

But then I quickly went like…

And then I was like…

 

Good heavens, it’s like Nintendo has been reading my constant tweets about the magnificence of Dark Souls and Tropical Freeze, and my desires to see them on the Switch, and decided to pull the trigger on them just to shut me up. Thanks, Nintendo!

Okay, so Dark Souls Remastered (as the 2018 edition is called) will also be on Playstation 4 and Xbox One, which is amazing. But for the first time in forever (*Cue Frozen song*) Dark Souls is on the same console as Super Mario, which is basically the best thing to have ever happened. It seems the only caveat to this news is that Tropical Freeze will now include a new super easy mode for wimps beginners. Now, unlike many elitist “hardcore” gamers, I don’t have a problem with easier difficulty settings being available for those who want/need them, but the disappointing element is that the new mode features Funky Kong as a playable character. If they were going to add a new character, why can’t he just be in the standard game, and the easier setting could be just that, an easier setting. I want to play Tropical Freeze in all its brutal glory with Funky!

But that’s probably the only time I’ll complain about Tropical Freeze. Ever. In life. Though I suppose now that my favorite Wii U game is coming to Switch, I now have a harder time justifying the Wii U’s quality (it was a great system at the time, damn it! So misunderstood!).

Oh, and on top of all that, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is getting Donkey Kong as a playable character, and Super Mario Odyssey is getting a new quasi-multiplayer mode in which players hide magic balloons, which other players can then search for. Basically, it’s the Mario version of From Software’s offline-online features, like leaving summon signs in (you guessed it) Dark Souls. Plus, this adds a whole new layer of depth to Odyssey, now that players are essentially adding their own equivalent of Mario’s usual collectibles, the sandbox style of Odyssey will never end!

Getting back on track, Dark Souls and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze are coming to Nintendo Switch this May. Praise the sun!

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13 thoughts on “Dark Souls and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Coming to Nintendo Switch!

    1. themancalledscott Post author

      Sheesh, I was so excited over DK and Dark Souls (and the new mode in Odyssey) I almost forgot about Mario Tennis. Really looking forward to that as well.

      Also, in case you couldn’t tell, I highly recommend getting Dark Souls on Switch if you’ve never played it (I’m going to get it, and I have played it!).

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  1. Mike Scorpio

    This is great news even to me, I must admit. I have never played a dark souls game so I may just pick this up and I still have DKC Tropical Freeze in the original shrink wrap. I have yet to play it on Wii U so maybe I will finally get a chance to on Switch. Of course, we have you noted for both of these games to review and we will honour that. What better way to get a great and we’ll deserved review than to give them to someone who actually has played and loves the games.

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    1. themancalledscott Post author

      I hope you play both. Tropical Freeze is my favorite Wii U game (and my GotY 2014) and Dark Souls is my favorite franchise not made by Nintendo.
      And thanks, I look forward to reviewing them one way or another.

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    1. themancalledscott Post author

      Agreed wholeheartedly. Talking of which, are you playing Odyssey? Such a great game! The Ruined Kingdom would have easily been my favorite level if it were one of the more “proper” stages. Hard to say which I like most, not a dull stage in the lot.

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  2. dylan417

    I was very happy with the “Direct Mini” from Nintendo. If that’s what they have in store for early 2018, it should be strong sophomore year for the Switch. I have never played a Souls game and missed out on the entire Wii U library so this looks like my chance to finally give both Tropical Freeze and Dark Souls a shot. I loved DKCR on 3DS so I’m definitely in for Tropical Freeze.

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    1. themancalledscott Post author

      It certainly seems like Nintendo will be keeping some strong momentum in 2018. I can’t recommend the Souls games or Tropical Freeze enough. DKCTF more or less improves on everything Returns did, and Dark Souls, though it may take some patience, is as rewarding as any game.

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