A Nintendo Game Boy Classic could be the next retro redo

Game Boy box art

Game Boy box art

In a Japanese Twitter account that seems to track trademarks (via Sora News 24; via Fortune), it makes mention of the Game Boy.

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.

Nintendo appears to be toying with everyone's emotions yet again, filing a trademark application that included an image of the original Game Boy and igniting a handful of rumors, speculations, and general confusion about what exactly this company is up to.

Originally filed on September 15, the posting flew under the radar until this week. With the NES Classic re-release happening in Summer 2018 there is really no reason for Nintendo to add another retro system into the mix next year. Have you picked up a SNES Classic?

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According to a translation from Kotaku, the application covers everything from "home video game console" programs as well as "programs for smartphones", "smartphone cases", "smartphone covers", as well as "key holders", "necklaces", and "watches" - but nothing specific relating to either GameBoy Mini or GameBoy Classic.

"I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on a SNES Classic on any of the auction sites". There were 1,049 games released for the handheld, so Nintendo shouldn't have any trouble choosing a couple of dozen.

A trademark citing does not always mean a real product, but a fact that can't be denied is Nintendo's Classic Edition brand has enjoyed a massive success. That move seems even more likely as the 30th anniversary of the first Game Boy will happen in 2019.

Nevertheless, if Nintendo does not come with any such device, you can always play Game Boy cartridges using Hyperkin's Android phone add-on SmartBoy.

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