Some exciting news has just been unveiled for fans of the Donkey Kong franchise! It seems the trademark for the Donkey Kong series has been renewed, sparking excitement amongst the Nintendo community. Furthermore the Donkey Kong series trademark appears to be more than the standard renewal, usually submitted to future-proof the franchise.
Specifically, the trademark now includes new terminology:
“downloadable programs for portable and electronic consoles”.
Nintendo has updated the trademark for Donkey Kong. Rather than being a routine extension of an existing trademark, this is a new trademark with updated verbiage pertaining specifically to video games, including “downloadable programs for portable and electronic consoles.” pic.twitter.com/UgWpK8VHwH
— Kremling Kampaigner (@KRoolKountry) July 1, 2022
Whilst this doesn’t highlight exactly what Nintendo has planned for the Donkey Kong series, it’s easy to speculate Donkey Kong may be making its way to Nintendo Switch soon.
This sparks rumours amongst the Donkey Kong community suggesting a new Donkey Kong game is inbound. Whilst others hope to see the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pass updated to include Donkey Kong 64.
Both are feasible and comes only 2 months after Nintendo renewed the trademark for the classic Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble for the SNES.
One thing is clear. Nintendo certainly haven’t forgotten about the DK series!
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