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

The Wii U version is nowhere to be found digitally.

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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