The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Trademark in Australia Spotted
Nintendo could announce a Switch remaster or remake of The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass soon seeing the game's trademark in Australia.
While the trademark was made public days ago, on February 2, it seems no one spotted it before, and was made public knowledge by French Twitter user @KeliosFR, known for reporting Pokemon news on @Pokekalos. The trademark itself was filled by Nintendo in 2020.
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Trademarked in Australia
Y a quelques jours, trademark de Phantom Hourglass acceptée en Australie pic.twitter.com/c1BU56TEag
— Kelios (@KeliosFR) February 9, 2021
However, don’t get your hopes up too fast. Nothing was officially announced by Nintendo yet. A trademark being filled doesn’t necessarily mean anything related to The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass will be released.
A trademark doesn’t necessarily mean a game is currently in development. And even if it is, nothing is official, and it could end up never releasing. As one of the producers and writers of Sega’s Yakuza series put it recently, game developers always work on something. But those projects sometimes never get announced or see the light of the day.
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass was first released on Nintendo DS in June 2007 in Japan. It was a direct sequel to the flagship – pun not intended – Zelda game on Gamecube, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Keeping the same versions of Link and Zelda, the same world, and the same artstyle. A distinctive artstyle most notably inspired by a 1963 anime movie titled Wanpaku Ouji no Orochi Taiji.
A few days ago, we also learned Square Enix filled several trademarks linked with Final Fantasy VII and its remake.
In any case, we’ll be sure to tell you as soon as possible if we learn more on a possible Zelda Phantom Hourglass Switch port, remake, or remaster. Perhaps we will soon get the first Nintendo Direct of 2021, with an announcement of Phantom Hourglass on Switch.