I'm really hoping that King K.Rool would be in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, but to fill the gap of anticipation, here is what I think he'd look like if it turned out he was the leader of the Snomads.
He would be called Viking K.Rööl (I couldn't put 'ö' in the title of the deviation.), and he'd wear similar clothing to the Snomads, but keeping his golden cuffs and wielding a large axe.
I'm really looking forward to Tropical Freeze, and I'm hoping K.Rool returns as the main villain, or even as the fourth playable character that Nintendo have hinted. Update 2:
Once again, thanks for all the favorites, guys.
Its pretty much confirmed now that this guy
is the main villain of sorts.
Since they're keeping him in the shadows, he could be K.Rool in disguise, but it's seeming less likely with every new thing they show.
Still, this game looks like utter brilliance and I'm grabbing it day one.
Also, this guys clothing looks like my K.Rool designs clothing; Spooky, huh? XDUpdate:
Thanks for all the favorites and comments so far, I appreciate it.
Its actually been leaked on the newest version of DKCTF Boxart that a certain character
is the fourth playable character, but theres always the strong hope that the main villain could be the Kremling King himself.
The barrel in this picture is official artwork from DKCR.
K.Rool is (C) Nintendo/Retro Studios