An observant Miiverse user has noticed that, in the Virtual Console description for DK: Jungle Climber, the name King K. Rool is followed by a trademark symbol (™). K. Rool, who hasn’t appeared in a game since 2008 (Mario Super Sluggers, Wii), hasn’t had the symbol attached to his name in previous Virtual Console descriptions, such as the one for Donkey Kong Country. This is a sign that Nintendo has trademarked the name recently.
Many hopeful fans have been quick to guess this might signal an appearance of K. Rool as downloadable content for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. K. Rool ranked highly in survey samples polling fans to see which characters they wanted most as DLC. A sample from Reddit showed him as the top character from a Nintendo property, while our own poll currently has him as the sixth most wanted character.
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