Nintendo files new trademarks for GameCube and Fire Emblem

Several other trademarks were registered for smaller games

Posted by Ashley King on July 1, 2018

Nintendo has filed for several new trademarks this week, most notably for the GameCube and Fire Emblem. The GameCube trademark is listed as for video game use, so this might have something to do with a Switch-branded GameCube adapter like we saw with the Wii U. The Wii U adapter is compatible with the Switch, but it wouldn't make sense to continue selling something designed for the previous console.

The new trademarks filed were:

  • GameCube (video game use)
  • 風花雪月 - Japanese subtitle for Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • 黄金の国イーラ - Japanese name for Torna: The Golden Country
  • Sky Skipper
  • Fitness Boxing
  • NES
  • Nintendo Entertainment System
  • Game Boy
  • Nintendo 3DS

Trademarks aren't a general indication of the direction a company is going to take, but it is interesting to see some of these being renewed. Remember that Nintendo hasn't touched the Eternal Darkness IP beyond renewing the trademark for the last 15 years.

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