Rumors of a new Nintendo trademark might be hinting at the coming announcement of a Gameboy Classic mini device, which in turn could be the next entry in Nintendo’s series of condensed classic consoles. Such a console would likely once again allow a set number of classic games to be played by gamers.
The trademark shows off a drawing of what appears to be Nintendo’s original Gameboy handheld device, along with numerous references to things like programming to play games, key chains, bag charms, cosmetic items, and more. This likely means that something similar to the NES and SNES Classic consoles might be coming in the future.
However, that just means that we have to wait until Nintendo announces something else before we can really know anything for sure. If it does turn out to be something similar to the Classic console re-releases, then there are likely a great deal of games that were originally on the classic Game Boy that can be put on it.
Games like the first Metroid, Tetris, The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past, Super Mario Bros, Metroid II: Return of Samus, and more would all be possible games that could be put onto the console, much like the previous Classic iterations of consoles.
Whether anything actually comes of these various trademarks remains to be seen, however. While the new Nintendo trademark is a good indication that something following the trademark may come in the future, there’s the possibility that nothing will come of it, or at least nothing about it will be announced for a good long while. Then again, there’s also the possibility that the trademark has simply lapsed.
Either way, with the new Nintendo trademark now publicly available (you can click on this link to see the NeoGAF forum that it’s in) you can look at it for yourself and draw your own conclusions. Hopefully we’ll be getting a Game Boy Classic in a similar way to the NES and the SNES, but that remains to be seen.