Mario & Luigi

In October 2019, AlphaDream filed for bankruptcy after poor sales of the 3DS title Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey at the start of the year. It raised many questions about the future of the Mario & Luigi series, which started out life during the Game Boy Advance generation.

If you've been worried about the state of this series after what happened last year, the good news is Nintendo hasn't forgotten about it. According to LetsGoDigital, earlier this week on 9th January (and just three months after the AlphaDream bankruptcy), Nintendo of America filed a trademark in Argentina for Mario & Luigi.

Nintendo Mario & Luigi trademark description: Computer game cartridges; game memory cards; computer game software; video game memory cards; interactive entertainment software to play video games; covers for mobile phones.

Mario And Luigi Trademark
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As detailed in the above description, the trademark covers video game software and mobile phones. LetsGoDigital goes onto speculate how this could be in preparation for a future entry in the series and it might end up on the Nintendo Switch or mobile devices, but is unsure whether or not it would be a completely new title or another remake.

For now, though, we shouldn't get too carried away, as this may not be anything more than Nintendo protecting its older IP.

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