We're used to hearing news every once and a while about a prominent video game company applying for a handful of trademarks, but this time it's a little different.
Instead of just a couple of games, Nintendo Co., Ltd has just applied for 39 – yes, 39 – video game trademarks in Japan, based on various older titles from past generations. The games mentioned include GameCube titles like Super Mario Sunshine and Eternal Darkness, Wii games such as The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and DS games like Golden Sun: Dark Dawn. Even classic series like Wave Race and Kid Icarus get a mention.
Below is the full list, courtesy of Japanese Nintendo:
Freaky Forms, Kirby’s Adventure, Kirby Air Ride, Kirby 64 The Crystal Shards, Kid Icarus, Jam With The Band, Golden Sun Dark Dawn, Dillon’s Rolling Western The Last Ranger, Face Raiders, Eternal Darkness, Majora’s Mask, Card Hero, Balloon Kid, Animal Crossing City Folk, Alleyway, WarioWare Smooth Moves, Wave Race, Mario Sports, Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mini-Land Mayhem!, Urban Champion, The Wind Waker, The Adventure of Link, Swapnote, Super Mario World, Super Mario Sunshine, Steel Diver, Spirit Camera, Kirby Mass Attack, Skyward Sword, Shadows of Almia (Pokémon Ranger), Radar Mission, Pushmo, Pullblox, Phantom Hourglass, Ocarina of Time, Nintendo Presents Style Boutique, Nintendogs + Cats, Mario vs. Donkey Kong Minis March Again!, and Cruis’n.
Renewing trademarks is business as usual in most cases, but tell us below if there's anything on this list you would like to see Nintendo revive, that it hasn't already in recent years.