Apparently Nintendo has just trademarked King K. Rool's name. Omen of an upcoming Smash DLC announcement?
— DK Vine (@dkvine) July 26, 2015
Reports are coming in via Twitter that Nintendo has suddenly decided to trademark King K. Rool’s name. This has prompted many to speculate that he will be the chosen fighter from the Super Smash Bros ballot. There was a lot of initial support for the villain in the Donkey Kong Country SNES series. Looks we shall have to wait for the official announcement.