Has King K. Rool Won Smash Bros Ballot? Nintendo Trademarks His Name in VC Release

Reports are coming in via Twitter that Nintendo has suddenly decided to trademark King K. Rool’s name. This has prompted many to speculate that he will be the chosen fighter from the Super Smash Bros ballot. There was a lot of initial support for the villain in the Donkey Kong Country SNES series. Looks we shall have to wait for the official announcement.

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Nintendo Has Filed A Trademark For “Diddy Kong” In Europe

E3 is fast approaching and we know there’s going to be a few surprises from Nintendo. Could a new titled staring Diddy Kong be one of them? Well the Kyoto based company has filed a trademark for “Diddy Kong” in Europe. You may remember that rumour that suggested that Monster Games were going to be working on Diddy Kong Racing 2 on the Wii U. Well, it could be related to that. Who knows though! Guess we shall have to wait till E3 next week to find out.

Nintendo Reacquires NES Controller Design Trademark

In some surprising news, Nintendo has grabbed the trademark for the NES controller design. Who knows why they’ve reacquired it after all this time, but there’s got to be some method behind the madness. It’s mainly the the B, A, Select, Start button layout that they wanted to acquire. Whether they will use this in their next project the NX remains to be seen. We shall keep you posted.

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Eternal Darkness Plus The Wii Vitality Sensor Trademarks Updated In The United States

Those hoping for a sequel to the fantastic Eternal Darkness should be pleased this morning as Nintendo updated the trademark on December 17th. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that a new game is coming, it does give us a tiny bit of hope. Oh, and remember the Vitality Sensor for Wii? Well, Nintendo has also renewed the trademark for that in the United States. There’s speculation that Nintendo is still planning to do something with the device, but at the end of the day it’s just speculation.

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Nintendo Files Trademark For Hyrule In Japan, USA And Europe, More Spinoffs Coming?

Nintendo has filed a trademark for Hyrule in Japan on September 8th with filings in Europe and US following this month. Whether this is just Nintendo trying to protect the name remains to be seen, but the company could possibly branch out with future Hyrule themed titles. We won’t know for sure until Nintendo announces something.

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Could A New Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Be In Development?

Spike Chunsoft recently filed a new trademark for Mystery Dungeon in Japan. Hopefully it means that a new entry in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series is in the works, but we won’t know for sure until it’s officially announced. Would you like to see another entry in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon franchise?

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Square Enix Files Mevius Final Fantasy Trademark In Europe

Square Enix has recently filed a trademark for Mevius Final Fantasy in Europe. There’s no hints regarding what platform this could be for as Square Enix are known for their abundance of mobile titles. However, it would be nice if it was related to Final Fantasy Explorers or something similar for the Nintendo 3DS.

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