Published: Wed, October 11, 2017
IT | By Lester Massey

Nintendo's latest trademark suggests there'll be a Game Boy Classic Mini

Nintendo's latest trademark suggests there'll be a Game Boy Classic Mini

Nintendo's hit Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) Classic Edition comes with a bunch of, well, classic games such as "Super Mario World" and "Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" preinstalled. First up came the NES mini, followed by the recently released SNES mini, and there are rumours of an N64 version.

We don't have the time or the console to test this, but reports and videos say that the hack can let you add anywhere between 200 and 300 games to your console, which makes Nintendo's 21 look ridiculous. The other reason is because it has been discovered that Nintendo filed a trademark in Japan with an accompanying image of a Game Boy device.

The trademark filing flew under the radar until Japanese news sites like Rocket News 24caught wind of it in recent days. It was filed on September 15 and includes video game consoles, bags, makeup, clothing and keychains. Some of the trademarks could be to protect the "Nintendo Classic Mini Game Boy" brand or they could simply be to protect the Game Boy brand full stop.


NintendoPromotional picture for the Nintendo SNES Classic Mini.

That said, Nintendo did prove it can go tiny and functional with its 2005 Game Boy Micro so if the Game Boy Classic Mini were to emerge, we imagine it'd be something similar to the miniature Game Boy Advance.

Nintendo's nostalgia-fuelled Super NES Classic has been out for less than two weeks, but it's already been hacked to add more games and custom backgrounds.

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