Mario VS Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks are two very different Nintendo games. The former was a Game Boy Advance puzzle-platformer that brought a strategic edge to the old Donkey Kong formula, and the latter is a touch-screen-based Zelda game that sees us traversing Hyrule via locomotive. These games are two well-enjoyed extensions to Nintendo’s most prolific franchises, and they have something in common: they’ve both been given new trademarks, meaning we might see more of them in the future!

Nintendo updates their trademarks rather frequently to keep the rights to their biggest franchises, but what makes these trademarks unique is how they describe the games as ‘
program[s] for home video game machine‘, ‘downloadable video game program[s]‘ and ‘program[s] for smartphone‘. This means we may be able to see these titles reappear in the future, perhaps on the Nintendo Switch, as a mobile revamp, or something completely different!

What do you make of these new trademarks? Do you think they’ll lead to a new version of
Mario vs. Donkey Kong or something like Spirit Tracks? Hit the comments below to let us know how you feel!

Source: Japanese Nintendo (1, 2)

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