Known video game leaker Zippo is at it again and this time his sources have informed him that Nintendo has another animated project in the works and this time it is based on the Donkey Kong franchise. While a number of sources have stated that a new Donkey Kong game is in the works for the Switch (which we have yet to have confirmed by Nintendo) this new leak is for an animated Donkey Kong project. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has said that the Kyoto-based company is looking to utilise the animation space for its prestigious IP’s and it is starting with the Super Mario Movie, which is scheduled for next year. Here’s what Zippo has heard regarding the Donkey Kong animated series.
“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