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Gotta love well kept secrets, especially when you’re the one finding them. That’s how Shane Marchis has gotta be feeling right now, with a new discovery deep beneath the waves of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze’s Amiss Abyss level. Take a look to spot a familiar foe:


Retro Studios just can’t stay away from Metroid it seems, with a well hidden easter egg to the DKCTF developer’s previous work on the Metroid Prime series popping up in stage 4-3. As stated in the original tweet, this can be found both on Wii U and Switch versions of the game.

Looks like what made it so tricky could be that it needs a little underwater backtracking to pull off. A big congrats and thank you to Shane for discovering this and sharing it with the world! Now, the galaxy may finally be at peace.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.