Donkey Kong joins Revolution, Pokemon MIA

Nintendo's great ape will be back on the next-gen console for more hairy action, but Pikachu and company have yet to be called.

The latest issue of Famitsu reports that Donkey Kong will be among the titles scheduled for release on the upcoming Nintendo Revolution. This is the first news of the cybersimian, spawned in 1981 by Nintendo creative whiz Shigeru Miyamoto, heading for next-gen consoles.

Other games announced at E3 and confirmed by the magazine include new games in the Super Mario, Legend of Zelda, Smash Brothers, and Metroid franchises. Square Enix is also developing a version of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles for the console.

That means three of Nintendo's most popular franchises have been confirmed for release on the Revolution. Super Mario is currently the company's top-selling franchise, with 181.17 million units shipped worldwide to date. Donkey Kong is the company's third best-selling series with 46.51 million units shipped worldwide, and the Legend of Zelda series is its fourth best-selling franchise, with 46.33 million units shipped worldwide thus far.

However, one of Nintendo's second best-selling series, Pokemon, is curiously missing. With a total of 100 million games shipped worldwide as of last year, it's difficult to imagine the Revolution will proceed without a game based on the pocket monsters.

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Discussion

35 comments
band_aid
band_aid

show stupider than games games stupider than show hard to tell

01SMELLY
01SMELLY

I would like to see if you can use Gannon and his sword.

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

it will be cool if sonic or megaman makes it into SSB

tonymatt225
tonymatt225

what they need is to do is put naruto in smash bros. then it would be freakin sweet

tonymatt225
tonymatt225

if they make a new pokemon game it needs to be more 3D and have trainers able to get hit by pokemon. and the pokemon need to move during battle instead of lookin at each other.

jacko_goku69
jacko_goku69

this game will be awesome. im getting it. but gs hurry up with the friggin reviews

vivvav
vivvav

Well, we all now know about Pokemon Battle Revolution, so this comment is null and void as far as Pokemon goes.

runejedi
runejedi

nintendo have already realeased two new pokemon games 4 ds and there is two more coming as for the wii its defenitly getting a pokemon game i hear its like colloseum but i hated colloseum so i hope they do something different with it.

teddy-g
teddy-g

I've heard that they will have pokemon...and Blazekin is going to be in it

andro_jeans
andro_jeans

Pokemon is comming. It WILL happen. To do otherwise is foolish.

boobush
boobush

The Pokemon games are better than the anime, because when the enemy is close to beat Ash's pokemon, Ash pulls something out and beat them with a single attack most of the times.

nedsar
nedsar

dk or pokemon .... i just can´t wait more to have a wii!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

poke-god
poke-god

there is a pokemon game for nintendo wii called pokemon battle revolution p.s. i don't know if revolution is part of the name or just the system

poke-god
poke-god

basically what i meant to say is that they should make a virtual pokemon game

poke-god
poke-god

If you have ever seen an episode of pokemon they should make a game like that where you actually walk and see the pokemon so its like your ash

sushiman9999
sushiman9999

There are pics of pokemon on gamespot. You can see pikachu

Nintendo-GO
Nintendo-GO

yeah, a mmorpg of pokemon would be awsome

dustopants
dustopants

I personally thin kthe only way to get people interested in pokemon would be to change the name... cause the name is associated with the crappy TV show of the same name... and everybody always relates it to that and therefore they think it's crap... The pokemon game is actually a great game, but most people hate it cause of the TV show... it's actually a guilty pleasure of mine... I think a 3D pokemon game like the game boy games would be great... a big free-roaming world like that would be great... if they did it right... and with the Wii's online system, you could trade pokemon with your friends over the web, which would be cool... and with connect 24, theres always so many more possibilities for pokemon trading... if they do come out with a pokemon game like the game boy games in full 3D, I most likely will look at it and go "ew" on my first reaction... but if I looked into it more, i'd probobly like it and maybe actually buy it, as a guilty pleasure...

The_Staff_Kid
The_Staff_Kid

I think they finally realized nobody that isn't 6 years old or younger will ever like Pokemon... even first graders get made fun of for liking Pokemon. Nobody likes Pokemon anymore for a reason: it was just a fad in like 1997 and now it's dorky/forgotten. The only way I think they could ever get people to even THINK about Pokemon is if they changed the battle system to real-time combat... but it would still suck, just not as badly.

BorosHero
BorosHero

I think it's funny that Pokemon is one of Nintendo's second best series. Apparently it's tied with something.

Jack_Bergston
Jack_Bergston

What the WII needs is a whole new style of 3d Pokemon. This time they should listen to Tommy T. of G4 & make a WII game that is like the Game Boy games. Nothing would be cooler than walking through tall grass & being attacked by a wild Pokemon you can either beat for experience or catch to add to your roster.

TorcherFJ
TorcherFJ

Yeah, to keep people occupied nintendo need to add a few more new pokemon, maybe bring PIkachu back for an olskool title =P

Yoshua-X
Yoshua-X

Well, that should be pretty cool.

-KoN-
-KoN-

Poke'mon are poke'mon. But yah if anyone knows Nintendo they'll make some games and build from there. Like Zelda,Mario,Poke'mon,Metroid. So I wouldn't be so surprised.

spydrman5472
spydrman5472

Good point, enozmeh. Nintendo needs to seriously overhaul the franchise if they want to get people interested in it again. The Wii is the perfect oppurtunity to do so because of it's new functionality (although I thought that when the DS launched, too... so... yeah, we all saw how that went).

10outof10
10outof10

Shut Up Stupid MrPuzzlez. Pokemon is great and I hope to see a game on the Revolution.

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

Pika-Pika BANG!!! Yeah... killed it...

EnozmeH
EnozmeH

Oh Yeah... Donkey Kong Rules...

EnozmeH
EnozmeH

Umm... Pikachu is missing because even though the "new" Pokemon games for the Gameboy are rated highly it shouldn't be a top priority for Nintendo to further wasting money on repetitions of the Red & Blue original games and continue the repeats into the REV... I Loved The 1st few games that Pokemon produced but there is no reason to keep wating $$$. Hopefully Nintendo makes the exact game Pokemon lovers fell in love with and just place REV graphics on it... People would go crazy!!!

Anthonybdfg
Anthonybdfg

I love be pikachu to make everybody mad at me it fun to me

BVP16
BVP16

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