Mario & Luigi developer AlphaDream may need closed down, nevertheless it appears Nintendo is not giving up on the franchise simply but.

AlphaDream, the 19-year-old firm behind video games like Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, shut down in October 2019 after “revenue was sluggish and development costs drove the studio into the red”.

However, as LetsGoDigital (through our friends at Nintendo Life) noticed earlier this week, Nintendo of America has filed a new trademark for Mario & Luigi in South America.

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As standard, the trademark description is extra technical than illuminating, however there is no doubting it is for the RPG collection, as the trademark description explicitly consists of “computer game cartridges; game memory cards; computer game software; video game memory cards; interactive entertainment software to play video games; covers for mobile phones”.

Of course, there’s each likelihood the trademark was merely scheduled to elapse and Nintendo is barely defending its IPs, nevertheless it’s attention-grabbing the trademark comes only a few months after AlphaDream closed. Might we see one/a few of the video games ported to Switch or, higher but, a new instalment? Guess we’ll have to attend and see, eh?

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