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Katamari Damacy Encore trademark spotted

Here's hoping a certain prince rolls into Tokyo Game Show later this month. Watchful Katamari Damacy fans noticed two recently-filed trademarks for Bandai Namco's roll-'em-up series. The first, Katamari Damacy Reroll, was registered in Euro...

 
 
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Endless Ocean sure would hit the spot on Nintendo Switch

I'll seize any halfway relevant opportunity to gush about Endless Ocean for a bit, so here goes. The Arika-developed, Nintendo-published series of underwater exploration games was a real highlight of the Wii era for me. I enjoy learning abo...

 
 
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What the hell is Bandai Namco's 'Battle Breeders'?

This weekend, Bandai Namco Japan announced that they have filed a trademark for Battle Breeders. And that's that. No hints, platforms, dates. Just "Battle Breeders".At face value, it sounds like some form of monster-raising/combat title, so...

 
 
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New trademarks for Onimusha spotted

Is it the right time for Onimusha to return? Earlier this month, Capcom filed trademarks for Onimusha in multiple regions, rekindling hope for fans of the early 2000s action-adventure series. With games like Nioh catching on in a surprising...

 
 
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Nintendo releasing Google Home app 'Pikachu Talk'

Whilst Nintendo appear to be the masters of consistent trademark applications, one such legal declaration, filed earlier this month, looks like a pretty amusing piece of software.The trademark is for an app intended for use with Google Home...

 
 
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Nintendo file a new trademark on the original Game Boy

It has been tweeted by a Japanese trademark bot that Nintendo have filed a new trademark on the original Game Boy, originally released back in 1989, before going on to take the world by storm, ultimately becoming the then-best selling conso...

 
 
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New trademark sparks Nintendo 64 Classic speculation

Few if any of us were surprised to see Nintendo follow up the NES Classic Edition with a miniature Super Nintendo, but how far up the console cycle will the company go, and how quickly? As much as I'd rather not even think about what comes ...

 
 
 
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Bandai Namco files trademark for Pac-Man Maker

Super Mario Maker proved that developers don't need to ship a traditional game to have players fawning over the experience. If the nostalgia's right -- and this part's very important -- giving people the toolset to make their own exper...

 
 
 
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Trademark for Need for Speed Arena surfaces

A trademark listing for a game by the name of Need for Speed Arena has appeared in Europe. Last we heard of Need for Speed (2015) developer Ghost Games, the studio said that it was continuing the franchise and its next title wouldn't be re...

 
 
 
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Rumor: I am Setsuna follow-up on the way

Square Enix has filed a trademark in Japan for what appears to be a follow-up to last month's I am Setsuna. According to a post on Gematsu, the game's title will be "Kimi to Kiri no Labyrinth," which roughly translates to "You and the Foggy...

 
 
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Pokemon trademark points to Sun and Moon legendaries

Solgaleo and Lunaala. Those look like they'll be the legendary mascots of Pokemons Sun and Moon according to a GameFreak trademark of two Pokemon names, as spotted by NeoGAF's Watch Da Birdie. Nothing else, including descriptions or images,...

 
 
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Ubisoft's canceled 1666 resurfaces as trademark

Patrice Désilets was the creative director of Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft's cash cow from which all its games seem to be modeled (endlessly reproducable open-world systems from now until end, amen). He left the company in 2010 and went...

 
 
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Bandai Namco files trademark for Amazing Katamari Damacy

Bandai Namco has registered an European trademark for “Amazing Katamari Damacy”.  The listing was spotted by NeoGAFfer ekim (via IGN). All we know is that the trademark was filed yesterday by Bandai Namco under classificati...

 
 
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Ubisoft files new Beyond Good & Evil trademarks

On April 1, of all days, Ubisoft filed a new trademark for Beyond Good & Evil with the EU's IP Office. This, of course, doesn't mean Beyond Good & Evil 2 is finally coming out. It's never coming out. Ever. Unless it d...

 
 
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Nintendo is attempting to trademark the Mario coin sound

It's funny when you hear a clear-cut video game noise out in public. Like when the gas station register belts out a sound effect from Sonic the Hedgehog, or when the Mario coin noise plays. Well, Nintendo is looking to take the latter ...

 
 
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Capcom trademarks Monster Hunter Generations in Europe

Nintendo is holding a Direct presentation for 3DS and Wii U games tomorrow afternoon, and from the sound of it, Monster Hunter fans are going to want to tune in. As spotted by NerdLeaks, a representative of Capcom has filed a trademark for...

 
 
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EA backs down in 'Ghost' trademark squabble with Ubisoft

In January, Ubisoft filed a complaint with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, threatening Electronic Arts with legal action over a trademark application for the word "Ghost." EA presumably wanted exclusive rights to the word, at...

 
 
 
 
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Microsoft files new Phantom Dust trademark... again

If you thought Phantom Dust was dead, think again - Microsoft has, once again, filed a new trademark application. The filing - which was spotted by those cool cats at DualShockers - was made on January 13, 2016 and is listed as game softwa...

 
 
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Sony tried to trademark 'Let's Play'

Sony Computer Entertainment America apparently wants ownership over the term "Let's Play." This past October, the company applied for a trademark on the phrase, which it defines as "electronic transmission and streaming of video games via g...

 
 
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Sony trademarks mystery game project 'Days Gone'

In the days between Christmas and New Year, Sony quietly registered a new trademark for a new project entitled Days Gone. Filed under Classes 9 and 41 at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, this identifies the item as video game ...

 
 




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