Nintendo has filed a trademark for a device that appears to be the original Game Boy.
The trademark is quite broad and covers a variety of features including apps, home video game machines and smartphone cases.
The reason for this is unclear but it has certainly sparked rumours that a retro console is about to be launched as it follows a similar pattern to when the Nintendo NES Classic and Super NES Classic were launched.
The trademark was filed on September 15 and noticed by Ninten-Switch who claim that there is an image of an instantly recognisable Game Boy.
They have been several rumours flying around this summer including that the Nintendo 64 could be making a comeback as a similar trademark was filed for this device on July 18.
Of course, this was soon picked up by eagle-eyed gamers on the NeoGAF forum who pointed out that the pattern with the trademarks was again very similar to when other consoles were released.
The original version was launched back in 1991 and the Super NES Classic edition was released in stores on 29 September and includes 21 built-in games.
Classics such as Super Mario World, Yoshi’s Island, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past are included.
The Super NES come with two controllers and can be plugged into any HD TV using an HDMI cable.
Nintendo are naturally proud of the new release with Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing saying, “While many people from around the world consider the Super NES to be one of the greatest video game systems ever made, many of our younger fans never had a chance to play it.”
“With the Super NES Classic Edition, new fans will be introduced to some of the best Nintendo games of all time, while long-time fans can relive some of their favourite retro classics with family and friends.”
No doubt Nintendo fans will be eagerly awaiting to see if the Game Boy does make a return.