As we prepare for tonight’s Nintendo Direct, internet sleuths are out looking for Nintendo news in other places. Perusing Japanese trademark websites reveals that Nintendo recently filed new trademarks for four different franchises. It’s standard procedure for Nintendo to keep their trademarks from expiring, but in the case of Golden Sun, there wasn’t any reason to rush to do so right now.

Nintendo’s recent filings cover Wrecking Crew, Rhythm Heaven, Mario Super Sluggers, and Golden Sun. The first three were all last renewed in 2008, which means their 10-year trademarks were set to expire. For Golden Sun, however, that’s not the case. The trademark was renewed in 2009, and then in April of 2017, it was approved for continued use. The most recent trademark was filed on August 24th of this year.

So what could this mean? Well…it could mean absolutely nothing. Many times trademarks do. But the timing is suspicious given that it wasn’t in dire need of renewal anytime soon. With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate just around the corner, the Golden Sun faithful are crossing their fingers for an Isaac reveal. Will they be rewarded tonight?

Source: Trademark Bot

Ben Lamoreux


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