Donkey Kong Country Returns is great. This is fact. Despite this, many were a little disappointed when it was announced that Retro Studios was working on a sequel instead of a new Metroid game or something else entirely. I was among those silly people, until I played Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and reminded myself how good this game could be.
The level design, from the short time I spent with the game, was as inventive and polished as ever. This new trailer, released in the wake of news the game is being delayed, is a blessing and a curse. A blessing because we get to see a bit more of the game, a curse because it makes that delay all the more difficult to swallow.
This trailer focuses on the inclusion of Dixie Kong, which is all well and good, but it sort of deviates the game footage away from what I'd like to see personally: new mechanics or cool level designs. Still, it's interesting to see how Dixie will be implemented. She has a Yoshi style 'stretch' jump thing that will no doubt come in handy.
I'm super excited for this, but after Super Mario 3D World's ridiculous trailer, it might be a good thing that these two stellar looking Nintendo games have some breathing space from one another.