Last week, a Twitter account that posts Japanese trademark filings alerted the world to a new trademark application from Nintendo that includes an image of the 1989 Game Boy - as well as the kinds of goods that the trademark covers, like clothing, chachkies, and video game consoles. 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.
In addition, the unrelated categories might also suggest a full-scale campaign, where the company may launch promotional products to benefit from Game Boy's nostalgia factor. He has updated his hakchi2 tool which allows you to side load pretty much any SNES game you want onto the system, expanding on the number of games it supports. As of now, there has been no comment from Nintendo over the development.
Since conquering the threat of bankruptcy by making a spectacular comeback during this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Nintendo is determined to live up to the hype by introducing another console for those who would like to go on a more nostalgic road compared to the futuristic Switch. In 2005, the Japanese firm came up with a smaller version of the Game Boy Advance, dubbed as the Game Boy Micro.
So, does this mean that a Game Boy Classic is in the works?
The trademark was filed on September 15, and included this Game Boy image.
Would you like Nintendo to do the Game Boy or the N64 next? In May, Samsung licensed the add-on, which is now available for $49.99, notes AnimeNewsNetwork. It is unclear if and when that might happen since 2018 is most likely the year we'll see the N64 Classic Edition (if it ever materializes).