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Nintendo Of Canada Goes Bananas To Celebrate The Launch Of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Nintendo Canada [1]A week after a mysterious crate was discovered deep in the Canadian wilderness, information about its contents are finally being released.  Examined in a secure facility near Whistler in British Columbia, television personality Ajay Fry and Donkey Kong himself have revealed what the  much-speculated crate contained – and it’s totally bananas! In fact, it’s an ice block full of bananas!Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Contest [2]

The discovered bananas, Donkey Kong’s favourite fruit, are part of Nintendo of Canada [3]’s national contest to have Canadians guess the number of bananas frozen inside the massive block of ice.  Prizes include a grand prize of a four-day adventure trip for four to Whistler Blackcomb and a Wii U Donkey Kong Prize Pack that includes a Wii U Deluxe Set system, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze [4] game, Wii Remote Plus controller, and Nunchuk controller (retail value: $9,740). Five runners-up will also win a Wii U Donkey Kong Prize Pack that includes a Wii U Deluxe Set, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze game, Wii Remote Plus controller, and Nunchuk controller (retail value: $410).

The contest opened Friday, February 7 and runs until Thursday, February 20. Potential winners will be contacted on Friday, February 21, when Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is available to purchase at retailers across Canada and the Nintendo eShop.

Donkey Kong fans can check out a video of the shenanigans that took place at the secure facility with Ajay and Donkey Kong and take a closer look with a 360-degree view of the ice block on Nintendo of Canada’s Facebook page [5]. Fans can also download wallpapers for computer desktops and smartphones from the Banana Mania Contest page [6].

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is the next installment in the smash-hit Donkey Kong Country series. The new game lets players embark on an original adventure with Donkey Kong and partners Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong and, for the first time as a playable character, Cranky Kong, as they battle the Snowmads who have invaded and frozen their home, Donkey Kong Island. Players will jump from island to island as they explore a huge variety of new environments, from lush mangroves to burning savannahs and Donkey Kong’s frozen island. The game introduces a number of new features such as online leaderboards, a dynamic camera that adds dimension and depth to the gorgeous on-screen action, upgraded swimming, and the ability to play the full game on the Wii U GamePad controller in off-TV play. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze will be available in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on February 21.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to residents of Canada who are at least 13 years old at time of entry. Math skill-test required. Contest closes February 20, 2014 at 11:59pm PT. 1 Grand Prize available to be won, consisting of an adventure trip for 4 to Whistler Blackcomb in BC, including flights, accommodation, lift tickets and equipment rentals, private lesson, plus 1 Wii U™ system, 1 Donkey Kong Country™: Tropical Freeze game, 1 Wii Remote Plus controller and 1 Nunchuk™ controller, ARV $9,740 (based on Toronto departure).  5 Second Prizes available to be won, each consisting of 1 Wii U™ system, 1 Donkey Kong Country™: Tropical Freeze game, 1 Wii Remote™ Plus controller and 1 Nunchuk™ controller, ARV $410 each. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received.  Full Contest Rules at www.nintendo.ca [1].

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#1 Comment By Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer) On Monday February 10, 2014 @ 4:38 am

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