Try not to be too banana on this matter, but Nintendo has trademarked “new” for Donkey Kong series. This one looks a bit different from the usual ones. Instead of another stock-standard innovation, it actually appears to have been updated to refer to “downloadable programs for portable and electronic consoles”.
It has given rise to speculation that anything else related to video games that may be on their way to the Nintendo Switch. When saying this, it must maybe It’s seen as a simple update that will likely only support the Donkey Kong series in the future. Trademark renewals are a regular occurrence for classic Nintendo IPs.
For example, earlier this year in May, Nintendo trademarked four classic titles. One of these happened to be for Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! on Super Nintendo. This along with other titles in the series like Zelda and Metroid:
Rumors of a new Donkey Kong game has been circulating online for the past year, specifically a proposal for the Nintendo EPD (the group responsible for Super Mario Odyssey) might be working on a new header.
Aside from the upcoming Mario movie, when do you think we’ll see DK return? What adventure would you like to see him on next, and would you like to see the classic Donkey Kong game return? Leave your own thoughts below.