Donkey Kong has been out of the market since 2018 when the port of Tropical Freeze first arrived on the Nintendo Switch. More recently though, there have been rumors about Nintendo EPD working on a new video game entry in the DK series. It should be vivid that Nintendo EPD is the team that worked on Mario Odyssey earlier.
These rumors were supported by the leaker Zippo previously and now they’re at it again with a fresh update about what’s apparently going on behind the scenes. In a new blog post, they claim Donkey Kong is going to be the next big Nintendo IP to be transformed into a multimedia juggernaut.
Donkey Kong Leaks
According to their major sources, It’s not just going to be a “one-off” and the leaker said that the plan is to go beyond games with a brand new animation, a theme park expansion, and merchandise. Additionally, he claimed that DK is being taken seriously again by Nintendo adding that the details about all of this will be revealed soon.
I’ve been told by multiple people that Donkey Kong is the next franchise in line to follow Mario in Nintendo’s push for their game franchises to become multimedia juggernauts.
Donkey and co. aren’t just getting a new game, they’re getting animation (Before this catches fire, my sources did not specify whether or not this was a movie or a show, just that an animation featuring DK characters was early in the works.) a big theme park expansion, merchandise, etc. This new game is not just a one-off, DK is being taken seriously at the big N again, and that should be good news for fans everywhere.Zippo
Nintendo’s Views on Donkey Kong
Nintendo has mentioned on a number of occasions how it’s interested in expanding its reach. So far this includes work on a Super Mario film and the recent launch of the theme park Super Nintendo World, so it would make a lot of sense for Donkey Kong to join in on the fun.
There’s also been plenty of evidence suggesting Super Nintendo World will eventually be opening a Donkey Kong expansion. As of March this year, even more discoveries have been made.
Does this rumor build up your interest? Would you be interested in a new Donkey Kong animation?