Nintendo of America files brand new trademark for "Donkey Kong Jr."

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Did a search and found nothing. Steal my banana hoard if old.

So I decided to check out the US Trademark website and found this:

http://www.trademarkia.com/donkey-kong-jr-86753797.html

It was filed just a month ago, under the following class: "Downloadable electronic game programs; downloadable electronic video game software; electronic game programs; electronic game software; video game programs; video game software".

The interesting thing about this is that the trademark is completely new. Back in the day Nintendo trademarked the character/game as "Donkey Kong Junior", but this is the first time we see the trademark with the shortened "Jr."

So what could this mean? Maybe he's getting a new game of his own? Secret DLC character for Smash? Or maybe they're bringing him back as a playable character in Mario Tennis Ultra Smash?
 

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Well, NOE filed a brand new trademark for Virtual Boy over a year ago and so far nothings happened.
 

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Obviously a new math game. This is what you get for complaining about too many platformers.
 

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Jokes aside, I would not be surprised if they tie him into the "Minis" franchise.
 
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TBH, I think if it's anything, it would be a mobile game. My expectations are that part of Nintendo's mobile scheme will be to revive retro franchises into endless mobile games. It's the perfect venue for it.
 

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According to lore, isn't the DK we all know to wear the Red Tie, Donkey Kong Jr. himself?

Cranky Kong is the arcade DK?
 

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I don't think GAF could take another fucking Donkey Kong.

Oh man, the salt would be real, lol

"Retro's new game is fucking Donkey Kong JUNIOR"

And inside would be a picture of Sean Connery from Indiana Jones.
lmao this dude
 

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TBH, I think if it's anything, it would be a mobile game. My expectations are that part of Nintendo's mobile scheme will be to revive retro franchises into endless mobile games. It's the perfect venue for it.
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According to lore, isn't the DK we all know to where the Red Tie, Donkey Kong Jr. himself?

Cranky Kong is the arcade DK?
The lore is that DK Jr. is DKC DK's father.

But yeah, that lore is pretty much dead. The only real mention it gets anymore is in Smash Bros. trophies. I think Nintendo nixed the idea because it's easier to have DK be the star of all DK games.

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I actually think F-Zero on tablets would be a great idea. Have it be one of only a few launch games, have it be for free, base it on F-Zero GX, and it gets tons of exposure as people download the three (let's say) mobile games Nintendo put out.

EDIT: Seriously, I'd love that if a lot of their mobile initiative was to try and resuscitate dead/dying franchises. F-Zero, Pilotwings, Puzzle League, etc.
 

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The untold story of the rise of Donkey "Venom" Kong. The missing link to the DK lore will finally be revealed.
 

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It's a new Donkey Kong Game by retro, but it's a first person shooter where you explore various environments and use DK jr.'s trademark scanning abilities to learn more about your surroundings and enemies.
 

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yes, which begs the question, how old is Mario?
Donkey Kong Country is a post-apocalyptic story set years after Mario and Bower's inevitable downfalls. The Mushroom Kingdom and Bower's armies wipe each other out and other factions now fight over the remains of the world for dominance.
 

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Oh cool. A new Donkey Kong Jr. would be perfect for mobile.

A Donkey Kong Jr. announcement of any kind would get me so excited. I'd go bananas if he ended up in Smash.
 

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Donkey Kong Country is a post-apocalyptic story set years after Mario and Bower's inevitable downfalls. The Mushroom Kingdom and Bower's armies wipe each other out and other factions now fight over the remains of the world for dominance.


The question is... what timeline is DK Jr. from?
 

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According to lore, isn't the DK we all know to wear the Red Tie, Donkey Kong Jr. himself?

Cranky Kong is the arcade DK?
Only according to Donkey Kong 64. Otherwise, Jr would actually be the father of modern DK, rather than modern DK himself. Either way though, Cranky was always said to be the original DK. It doesn't matter though, since every remake of the original Donkey Kong also adds the red tie to DK there.
 

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This could be really interesting if this is Retro's new game. I'd like to see what Retro would do with more vertical level design instead of horizontal.