Nintendo has filed a trademark for what appears to be the original Game Boy.
The trademark covers a host of applications, from home video game machines and decorative items to smartphone cases – and, the filing has sparked speculation that Nintendo could have new plans for the retro console.
As similar moves preceded the release of Nintendo’s NES Classic and Super NES Classic, many are wondering if the firm could now be planning a Classic version of the Game Boy.
Nintendo has filed a trademark for what appears to be the original Game Boy (right). The new document includes a single image of the instantly recognizable Game Boy design (left)
The trademark was revealed by a Japanese trademark bot this month, after the firm filed on September 15.
It was then picked up by Ninten-Switch.
The new document includes a single image of the instantly recognizable Game Boy design.
It remains unclear what the purpose of the trademark filing could be, with some suggesting it could simply be a means to protect the brand, according to Kotaku.
But, many suspect a Classic Mini version could soon be on the way.
This past summer, another trademark filing suggested the firm could be resurrecting the N64.
The move came just weeks after Nintendo revealed it’s bringing back the revered Super NES console in miniature form.