Donkey Kong could be making a comeback on Nintendo Switch as a new trademark has been filed with updated language pertaining to video games, most importantly, downloadable programs for “portable electronic game consoles,” as directly stated in the application made by Nintendo Co., Ltd on the 1st of July, 2022. The reaction from fans was pure excitement, it’s been years since we’ve seen Donkey Kong star with the 2014 release of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze being the last instalment from DK – that particular game moved from Wii U to the Switch in 2018.
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
We’re going a little ape sh*t with the anticipation for the announcement of a game possibly occurring in the near future. If the trademark application shows us anything, it’s that Nintendo is at least entertaining the idea of Donkey Kong making its way to Switch, something they should seriously think about if the fan reaction is anything to go by.
One user @SwartGaming2 says “please, please, please, please,” while another accurately points out that fans haven’t been so keen on the brand saying “Everyone is going on about how Nintendo is doomed again but they’re up to something and they’re going to come in like a wrecking ball”. We can only hope @oOshiningsunOo.
Other trademarks in the Donkey Kong series were updated back in May with four of the classic games, including our favourite; Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! for Super Nintendo. The application was made alongside other Nintendo feature titles, including Metroid and Zelda, which shared the same Super Nintendo platform. If you’re looking to get your hands on that classic, expect to pay more than $200 AUD for a system and then around $55 AUD for the game itself, a reasonable price in today’s market.
All we’re wondering is, what does Videogame Dunkey think about all this? Rumours will continue to swirl around the release of a new Donkey Kong game for Nintendo Switch.