6. A New Dynamic 3D Camera is Being Added to the Game
The new dynamic 3D Camera really opened the world experience for Donkey Kong in that we were able to now see in front and behind Donkey Kong. That really allowed us to broaden the experience in creating new challenges and obstacles for the player in the level design. Now, instead of just seeing what’s in front of you by a screen length, you can see many lengths ahead of you. Plus, you can experience many game elements in complete 3D, which really enhances the experience.
7. During Single-Player Sessions, The Main Kong Will Only Be Controllable
When you're playing alone, players will only have access to Donkey Kong as a playable character. When you come across any barrels that hold any of the other Kongs, the face icons on the barrel will slowly rotate as you choose to decide to which character you want alongside you. Switching between Kongs means you'll have to come across these barrels as you make your way through each stage.
8. This is the 6th Installment in the Donkey Kong Country Series
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Returns is the 5th main game in the Donkey Kong Country series. The other four games that came before it are:
- Donkey Kong Country (Made by Rare)
- Diddy's Kong Quest (Made by Rare)
- Dixie Kong's Double Trouble (Made by Rare)
- Donkey Kong 64 (Made by Rare)
- Donkey Kong Country Returns (Made by Retro Studios)
9. The Producer of the Game Has Worked on Another Nintendo Classic
The main producer of the game, Kensuke Tanabe, has had previous experience producing platforming video games. Tanabe has worked on such titles as:
- Super Mario Bros. 2
- Kirby's Dream Course
- Stunt Race FX
- Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
10. The Soundtrack is Being Composed by Some Notable Nintendo Luminaries
The game's music is being composed and orchestrated by Kenji Yamamoto, a longtime Nintendo/Retro Studios video game soundtrack composer. He previously worked on the last game in the series as a supervisor for the soundtrack. Yamamoto has also worked on teh music for other major Nintendo hits (Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, Metroid Prime, Excite Truck etc.). The 2nd soundtrack composer of the game is the original series composer David Wise. Wise did not work on the last game in the series, although he has contributed to the soundtrack for past Donkey Kong Country games.