Much ado has been made over some trademarks filed over amiibo figures, Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda, and, yes, Super Smash Bros. Originally breaking on Japanese Nintendo, many fans took it to mean Nintendo’s beloved crossover fighter would be arriving on Switch, be it a brand new entry or a deluxe port of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. With how long it took for the Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta amiibo to come out, that’s gotta be it, right?
Well…probably not. According to some translation work by Source Gaming, the Smash Bros. trademark centers entirely around the series logo for merchandising purposes, such as its potential use on T-shirts and cellphone cases. In other words, this is following off the coattails of the Super Mario Odyssey trademarks we recently shared, so it’s merely a trademark update. Sorry to burst the bubble, although we would love to see Smash Run in HD. And the Magicant stage. And the return of Solid Snake. And–okay, we’;ll stop, but hey, we want it just as much as you guys. Really.
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