We’ve already heard that Nintendo has filed trademarks for Quality of Life in Japan and Europe, but now the company has filed three for QOL in the United States. Nintendo has yet to disclose what form their Quality of Life project will take, but hopefully all will be revealed in the coming months.
A recent trademark listing shows that Square Enix is busy developing a Prequel Trilogy for one of its beloved franchises. There aren’t any hints regarding which series it is that they’re planning to turn into a string of prequels, it could be Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Bravely Default, or one of their many existing franchises.
Nintendo has registered the Quality of Life trademark in Europe today. Quality of Life is Nintendo’s next project, separate from their traditional video game consoles. We haven’t heard too much about who they’re targeting and what the device will be like, but Nintendo has said that the device will focus on fun.
You may remember that back in April Nintendo registered a trademark titled Code Name S.T.E.A.M: Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace in the United States. Well it now turns out that the Kyoto based company has registered the same trademark in Japan. There was originally quite a bit of speculation regarding the title with some believing that could be a sequel to The Wonderful 101. With E3 coming up next month, we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out exactly what S.T.E.A.M is.
A NeoGAF member has discovered that Nintendo has registered a number of “Advance” trademarks in Japan. These include “Advance”, “Advance Series”, “Advance Touch”, and “Advance Push”. All of these were registered by Nintendo on April 4th.
Nintendo has filed a new trademark in the US with an intriguing code name. On April 2, the gaming giant trademarked code name S.T.E.A.M: Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace. There’s no other hard facts as of yet, but speculation in gaming circles point to a possible sequel for The Wonderful 101 or an entirely new IP. Equally, we could be looking at an eShop game, though this one didn’t need to be green-lit. Let us know what your thoughts are on the new trademark in the comment section below.
The internet sleuths over at Siliconera have noticed that Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures Inc, have filed a trademark for something called Phantom Gate. The trademark was filed in late December 2013. The trademark belongs to the aforementioned companies listed above so it sounds as though it could be Pokemon related. The publication says it could be linked to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity.
It looks as though another Dragon Quest related game could be coming to the US, if a trademark found by Siliconera is correct. The publication has noticed that Square Enix has registered Luminaries Of The Legendary in the US. Speculation is rife regarding which Dragon Quest game it could be. Let’s hope it’s for the Nintendo 3DS remake of Dragon Quest VII, rather than a smartphone title.
After news emerged that Ubisoft had abandoned the main Watch Dogs trademark, it now appears as though it has been restored. Polygon says that the lucrative trademark was reinstated earlier today by the company This means that Ubisoft once again owns it, now they just have to announce a date for the long-awaited game.
“Here, the circumstances are extraordinary,” the USPTO said in its review of the case. “An unknown party who lacked authority executed the purported abandonment of the application. Although the request appears to have been sent by petitioner, petitioner declared that it did not submit the request and has every reason to believe that this filing was fraudulent.”
“The Director finds the application should not have been abandoned. Pursuant to supervisory authority provided by 37 C.F.R. §2.146(a)(3), the Director permits the reinstatement of the application.”
Thanks, Portal Dark
In a possibly bizarre set of events, Ubisoft has abandoned the Watch Dogs trademark, sparking numerous rumours about the state of the long-awaited game. GameSpot points out that although they’ve canceled the its main Watch Dogs trademark they still have five trademarks for Watch Dogs. The publication says that Ubisoft’s abandonment of the main trademark could possibly mean that they are planning to change the name of the game, though that just sounds odd.
Update: Ubisoft Montreal has stated on Twitter that the game is being polished as we speak.
@griffmeister69 @gooner4life_uk I can assure you that Watch_Dogs is still being polished as we speak. cc. @Ubisoft