It appears that Nintendo is planning to bring the Donkey Kong franchise back into the spotlight; to do this he will use a new game and an animated project. At least that’s what the famous Nintendo insider Zippo says, assisted by Nintendo Life. According to this rumor, Nintendo aims to resurrect the IP in time for its 40th anniversary and give it the same loving treatment Mario received for his 35th anniversary.
I’ve been told by multiple people that Donkey Kong is the next franchise that will follow in Mario’s footsteps in Nintendo’s project for their game franchises to become multimedia giants. Donkey and company are not only getting a new game soon, but they will be starring in an animation project (my sources do not specify if this is a movie or a series, only that it is an animation with DK characters was soon in the works. ). a major theme park expansion, merchandise, etc. This new game won’t just be a one-off, DK is being taken seriously again by the big N, and that should be good news for fans around the world.
This rumor is downright encouraging for fans and fans of everyone’s favorite monkey. Also, the theme park expansion mentioned here is for Super Nintendo World, the theme park in Japan, and that kind of multi-pronged approach would make sense for the company. While this is all very exciting, take everything with due caution as there is no official announcement from Nintendo for the moment.
Take all of this with a grain of salt, of course; Nintendo hasn’t announced anything yet.
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