Fish don't smile

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 has noticed that Nintendo has registered two peculiar trademarks — Mysterious Pet: Legend of the Fish With A Human Face and Mysterious Partner: Legend of the Fish With A Human Face. With those titles being so unique, it looks like this is a revival of rumours that Dreamcast virtual pet game Seaman could make a return, with reports in 2012 suggesting a 3DS release. The original was the work of Yoot Saito, who was the developer of the Guild01 3DS eShop title Aero Porter; we know how popular that game's plane was. With that recent Level-5 collaboration on 3DS, it's not beyond the realms of possibility that Saito would work with Nintendo on a revival of this quirky pet sim franchise.

We'll see if anything comes of these trademarks, but the image above should provide a nice teaser.

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