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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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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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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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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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.