Shigeru Miyamoto's arcade hit, Donkey Kong, has been nominated for the 2017 addition to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Additionally, The Pokémon Company International released a statement on its website announcing that Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green, originally released in 1996 on the Nintendo Game Boy, have also been nominated.

You can see a statement on this below.

The finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame's class of 2017 have been announced, and Pokémon has made the list! The original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green games that kicked off over 20 years of Pokémon fun are under consideration to join some of the most memorable and influential video games in history. An international panel of video game journalists and scholars will choose which titles join such previous inductees as Super Mario Bros., Sonic the Hedgehog, and Pac-Man. The final selections will be announced in May.

You can find out more on the World Video Game Hall of Fame by heading to the official website.

All worthy additions up for consideration; which games would you like to make the cut in this year's intake?

[via pokemon.com]