Nintendo has recently updated the trademark for its “Donkey Kong” IP, and it doesn’t look like a regular copyright notice. The new trademark has several terms related to video games, which could signal the launch of new titles in the series. Twitter user KRoolKountry found and shared the news, noting that Nintendo has updated the trademark for Donkey Kong, not as a regular extension of the existing trademark, but as a new trademark with updated terms related to “video games”. terms, including downloadable programs for portable game consoles.
The final entry in the Donkey Kong series, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Chill, was released in 2014 on Wii U. It received widespread critical acclaim and quickly caught the attention of gamers. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Chill was ported to the Switch platform in 2018.