The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass trademark Nintendo

The 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda is just around the corner, and fans are eagerly anticipating announcements from Nintendo. There has been all sorts of speculation regarding the birthday of Hyrule, such as Nintendo potentially releasing some kind of collection similar to Super Mario 3D All Stars. However, no one really knows what the big N has in store for us. Twitter user and occasional news leaker Kelios has noticed though that Nintendo registered a new trademark for The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (just “Phantom Hourglass” specifically) in Australia in November last year. The trademark’s description mentions video games and downloadable software. This might mean that Nintendo is planning on re-releasing the game in the near future, potentially through Nintendo Switch Online or a collection of sorts.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass was released in 2007 for Nintendo DS. In the fandom, the game is polarizing, with all sorts of varying opinions. The game received a sequel in 2009, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, so perhaps they could come to Nintendo Switch as a bundle. It will be interesting to see if anything comes from this Phantom Hourglass trademark. Incidentally, in the United States, Nintendo trademarked “Phantom Hourglass” with a filing date of July 14, 2020.

Obviously, we already know about the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. When Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was announced, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma stated that we would “have to wait a bit longer” for the sequel. How much longer is anyone’s guess, but one way or another, we’re expecting some exciting Zelda news this year.


Jaimie Ditchfield
Freelance Writer. Work seen on Zelda Universe and BackToTheGaming. Studied Games Journalism and PR for three years, and is relentless at spreading his love for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. The chances are you'll also hear him scream Persona.


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