Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze gets a launch trailer

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze releasing later this month, Nintendo used today's Nintendo Direct broadcast to show off the game's launch trailer.

Although this is the fifth installment in the Donkey Kong Country series, Tropical Freeze is the first to be released in high-definition. It will continue the series tradition of side-scrolling platform gameplay as you travel through six different islands to defeat the Snomads, a group of Viking creatures (walruses, owls, penguins) that invade Donkey Kong Island. Donkey Kong will team up with Diddy Kong, Dixie Kong, and Cranky Kong, who will be making his first appearance as a playable character in the series.

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is due out on February 21 for Wii U. Check out the launch trailer below.