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July2017

December2016

  • News Nintendo Files Trademark Application For Eternal Darkness

    Possible virtual console release on the Switch?

    Fans of Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem have had a rough decade. While the franchise lays dormant from Nintendo, a spiritual successor titled Shadows of the Eternal was to be developed (by ex-Silicon Knights devs) for the Wii U. Unfortunately it didn't hit an adequate amount of funding via...

March2016

  • News Nintendo Seeks a Trademark for Mario Coin Sound

    Going for gold

    It's one of gaming's most iconic sounds, immediately recognisable to millions around the world. When Mario picks up a coin or bashes one out of a block there's a classic two-note jingle. You know the one. It's used very widely, but not just by Nintendo. It appears in pop culture in videos, podcasts and music, including our own...

June2015

  • News Fresh European Trademark for Diddy Kong Cranks Rumours Into Gear

    Racing? Platforming? Nothing?

    Trademarks are wonderful for pre-E3 speculation, as they can mean nothing or - alternatively - be an early twitch ahead of an announcement. With that in mind, fans of the Kong clan should pay attention. A trademark has been filed in Europe today (10th June) for DIDDY KONG, which covers games, gaming 'apparatus'...

April2015

  • News Nintendo Submits Trademark for NES Controller

    We weren't aware it was still required

    The legal world of trademarks and rights can be slightly baffling at the best of times, so a Nintendo of America trademark for the NES controller, essentially, is certainly one to raise eyebrows. The application is most certainly for the design of the iconic controller, with the image above being included...

December2014

April2014

  • News Nintendo Registers An Intriguing S.T.E.A.M Trademark For A New Game

    Full title "Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Strike Team Eliminating the Alien Menace"

    Trademark filings can mean a great deal or nothing at all, but at the very least indicate ideas that are rattling around or projects that could come to pass. That's why it's intriguing when Nintendo files records for new games, especially with names as interesting as this...

July2013

  • Weirdness Nintendo Trademark Suggests Seaman Revival is on the Cards

    It's a fishy business

    We've seen some peculiar Nintendo titles over the years on its systems, including some that have only been released in Japan, but two new trademarks filed by the big N suggest that the crazy could be on the comeback. Japanese blog esuteru.com has noticed that Nintendo has registered two peculiar trademarks — Mysterious Pet:...

May2013

  • News Level-5 Registers Three New Trademarks

    Could they be Guild 03 related?

    Level-5's Guild 02 titles are already out in Japan and are on their way to the West. The Starship Damrey will be released first - 16th May in North America - and will be followed by Bugs vs. Tanks! and Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale. There's been no official news on any development of a Guild 03 series...

March2013

  • News Square Enix Trademarks Fantasy Village in Japan

    Are we looking at another life-sim?

    It's fair to say that life simulation games are fairly popular in Japan. The 3DS currently has two big hitters tearing up the sales charts with Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Fantasy Life - both of which sold out at a staggering rate. This success has no doubt piqued the interest of several publishers and...

  • News Nintendo Renews Eternal Darkness Trademark

    A sequel could yet see the light of day

    Released in 2002 on the GameCube, survival horror title Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem became an instant cult classic. Since then there have been glimpses of evidence that a sequel would eventually come to be, but up to now it hasn't happened. The game has come excruciatingly close to a sequel and now,...

September2012

  • News Wave Race Trademark Resurfaces

    New wave?

    Nintendo of America has updated the trademark for watery racing series Wave Race. But don't get your wetsuit on just yet — there's no confirmation of a new game for now. The trademark was renewed as of mid-August, according to Trademarkia. It's possible that there's a new entry into the series coming, but it could also be a case of...

August2012

February2010

  • News New Trademark for Eternal Darkness

    Is there light at the end of the tunnel for this Gamecube classic?

    Kotaku.com spotted the re-upping for the trade mark of the highly lauded GameCube title, Eternal Darkness. That means ... what, exactly? Nintendo is considering a new title for the Wii? Can you imagine motion control to deal with Sanity effects? Or is this just Nintendo squatting on the trademark to keep it eternally in the dark?..

December2009

  • News Nintendo Trademarks "WiiRelax"

    Could this be the Vitality Sensor's first game?

    There's a lot Nintendo still needs to explain about their upcoming Vitality Sensor peripheral, which was announced at E3 and then plunged into media darkness. Like how it'll be implemented in a game, or what upcoming games will even support the device. During some European trademark probing, Siliconera...