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Tropical Freeze Abruptly Disappears From Wii U eShop Ahead of Switch Release

The Wii U version is nowhere to be found digitally.

News by Matt Kim, .

Ahead of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze's release on the Switch this Friday May 4, owners of the Wii U have found that the original eShop listing for the game has disappeared.

Reddit users have discovered that the Wii U eShop listing for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is nowhere to be found. Upon further investigation, the option to buy the Wii U version of Tropical Freeze online through Nintendo's website has also disappeared.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

It should be noted that Tropical Freeze should still be available for download through the "Your Downloads" history page if you previously purchased the game. Also, buying a physical copy of the game is still possible through various retailers. It's only if you're interested in buying Tropical Freeze digitally through the Wii U eShop that the option appears to have been removed.

We checked on our own Wii U systems and found the reports to be accurate as we are also unable to find a way to purchase Tropical Freeze through the eShop. We've contacted Nintendo for clarification on the matter but have not received a response at this time.

These reports come ahead of Tropical Freeze's Switch release this Friday. The game will retail full price on the Switch at $59.99, while the Wii U version was sold digitally at $19.99 prior to the game's removal from the eShop.

This story is developing and we will provide updates as they become available to us.

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  • Avatar for BigPrimeNumbers #1 BigPrimeNumbers 6 months ago
    Great game, but they're asking too much for a port, that was originally $49.99 and then down to $19.99 at the end of its life on Wii U. Come on Nintendo, why the grubbing here? Your console is already wildly successful and this type of pricing is unnecessary!
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  • Avatar for donkeyintheforest #2 donkeyintheforest 6 months ago
    something smells funky
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  • Avatar for jmsebastian #3 jmsebastian 6 months ago
    Seems like Nintendo can't wait to cut off all support of the Wii U. That's a shame given that Wii support really only just this month was put out to pasture.

    This is why the digital only future of video games is dark. Companies can take away whatever they want, whenever they want, consumers and historians be damned.
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  • Avatar for MarioIV #4 MarioIV 6 months ago
    It's back now.
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