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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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 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.
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?
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.
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.