Nintendo Tipped To Resurrect Original Game Boy

Nintendo could be about to relaunch the Game Boy

Nintendo could be about to relaunch the Game Boy

It started with the NES Classic Edition and followed with the SNES Classic Edition, and it's understood from patent documentation that Nintendo is working on a N64 Classic Edition as well.

Clues to its development surface when new trademark filings regarding the handheld console surfaced.

A TRADEMARK APPLICATION filed by Nintendo has fuelled speculation that the firm could be about to revive the Game Boy. I'm pretty sure I've still got the original in a cupboard somewhere!

The trademark application was sent recently on September 15, 2017.

The trademark doesn't mention the mooted Game Boy Classic by name, but as noted by Gears of Biz, instead covers a variety of merchandising opportunities employing the Game Boy brand including wallets, bags, pouches, clothing, umbrellas and more.

However, the filing also covers programmes and storage "home video game machines' and "portable electronic game machines", hinting that some kind of console could be on the way".

It may be some time before we find out what's going on with Nintendo's plans, however.

A similar move came prior to Nintendo's release of its NES Classic and Super NES Classic.

The long and the short of it seems to be that with the SNES and NES Classic Editions doing quite well, Nintendo appears to be taking its sweet time as far as new models are concerned, though they are indeed planned.

Combining elements of both the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game & Watch, it was originally made available either as a stand-alone console, or as a bundle with now-iconic puzzle game Tetric.