A few months ago, rumors started circulating that Nintendo had a new Donkey Kong game in development for the Switch, according to a report from the same team that made the critically acclaimed Super Mario Odyssey. Some had hoped to see a new Donkey Kong game at E3 2021, but E3 Nintendo Direct came and went without mentioning it. Now, one of the leaders who first mentioned the new game Donkey Kong Switch offers a little more idea of what it could bring. Zippo, the liquor store that aired various announcements from Nintendo regarding the company's E3 2021 event, recently released a new blog post discussing rumors about the Donkey Kong game. They said the new Donkey Kong Switch game appeared to have been in development for over three years and they were surprised it wasn't featured at the Nintendo E3 2021 event. However, they added that Nintendo was planning this new game, Donkey Kong, to build on the hero brand. This effort will obviously involve some Donkey Kong animation, though Zippo isn't sure if it's a movie or a TV show. Despicable Me Illumination is producing an animated film about Super Mario, so Nintendo may always decide to adapt another franchise. Meanwhile, this renewed focus on the Donkey Kong IP is slated to include theme park expansion (possibly at Universal Studios) as well as merchandising. Previous rumors of the new game Donkey Kong claimed that it would be a 2.5D side scroller, similar to the game Donkey Kong Country Returns developed by Retro Studios. There have been some rumors that the new Donkey Kong will be 3D, but more reliable sources have dismissed the idea. After all, if the game really has been in development for more than three years, fans will need to grasp more information sooner rather than later. On the other hand, it looks like Donkey Kong will be one of the Nintendo Switch games coming out in 2022. However, Nintendo has closed the curtain on the rest of its plans for 2021 with its big fall games, consisting of Metroid Dread in October and Pokemon Brilliant, in October. November. The second half of 2021 is too busy to include new games from Donkey Kong, and with Nintendo likely to want fans to focus on this year's deal, Donkey Kong may have to wait until next year.