According to a recent report shared by Nintendo Life, Nintendo has filed for trademarks for two Wii classics – Super Mario Galaxy and Metroid: Other M. As the report indicates, the scope of these trademarks includes a “program for home video game machine, downloadable video game program, and program for smartphone.” Of course, trademarks still do not mean that either game is official by any stretch. However, it does point to a possibility to see these two classics on Nintendo Switch.
Recently, the gaming industry has been abuzz with many rumors and speculation. The Metroid Prime Trilogy was rumored to be announced at The Game Awards. Even though this announcement didn’t occur, that doesn’t eliminate the chances of the Wii title ever receiving the Switch treatment. As Nintendo Life highlights, Nintendo does have other trademarks of Wii games in its back pocket like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
What’s special about these games?
Metroid: Other M was released in 2010 for the Wii. It took series regular, Samus Aran, on a new adventure exploring a dilapidated space station in conjunction with the Galactic Federation. The game is played as a third-person action adventure title. It sold well both in Japan and the United States upon its release and received mostly positive scores from various games media outlets. With Metroid Prime 4 in development and the rumors circulating that the Metroid Prime Trilogy could possibly be heading to Nintendo Switch, it does seem like Metroid: Other M could also help bolster attention to the franchise heading into Metroid Prime 4‘s release.
Super Mario Galaxy launched in 2007 for the Wii and rapidly became one of the defining games of that generation. Mario took to the stars as he traveled from galaxy to galaxy collecting power stars for the type of handiwork he is famous for. Each planet varied in size and Mario could circumnavigate these worlds by simply walking across the surface. The game was a critical darling as well as a commercial success.
It might be a no brainer to bring such titles to the Nintendo Switch. Do you hope to see either of these games on the Nintendo Switch? Perhaps, you missed out on them in the Wii era and would like to take a first-time stab at them? Or maybe, there are other titles you’d prefer that Nintendo focused on porting to the Switch. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!
Source: Nintendo Life
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