Donkey Kong creator reveals DKC/King K. Rools original name

Donkey Kong creator reveals the original names for King K. Rool and the Donkey Kong Country series.

Published Mon, Aug 13 2018 5:00 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

Last week we saw the original Donkey Kong Country creator reveal that he regretted the name 'King K. Rool' after the villain was announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Gregg Mayles, the designer for Donkey Kong Country has posted a follow-up tweet regarding his support for King K. Rool joining the Super Smash Bros. roster. The new tweet from Mayles reveals the original plans the developers had for the Donkey Kong franchise back in March 1994. The sheet of paper reads that Donkey Kong Country was going to be called 'Monkey Mayhem' and that its main villain King K. Rool was going to instead be called 'Kommander.'

If you missed the reveal of King K. Rool for the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate definitely check out the trailer here. Simon Belmont from the Castlevania series was also announced at the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate direct, you can check that out here.

Donkey Kong creator reveals DKC/King K. Rools original name |

Jak's love for technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

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