Super Mario Run was announced at Apple’s reveal conference for the IPhone 7 on September 7th of this year. The runner has been confirmed for both IOS and Android platforms, and will be launching on IOS first in December of this year. An Android release will come shortly after in the usual timed exclusive fashion, but there may be other platforms in Super Mario Run’s future. A recent find in the original trademark filing for the game dug up by NeoGaf user Rösti lists Super Mario Run as a “Program for home video game machines”. This could mean that Super Mario Run may eventually find a home on the Nintendo Switch, the recently announced successor to the Wii U. Nintendo files a trademark in Japan, hinting that the company could after the system gets released, publish the upcoming mobile title on the Nintendo Switch. The find was reported at the NeoGAF forum, dealing with all things gaming related. On September 05, 2016, Nintendo Co., Ltd. filed in Japan via J-PlatPat/INPIT a trademark application for its smartphone title “Super Mario Run”. The Class, Goods and Services mention smartphones of course but also home video game machines among other things. This is not confirmation of Super Mario Run coming to a Nintendo console (Nintendo Switch), it is likely just basic practice covering all relevant goods and services. But if they want Super Mario Run on Nintendo Switch they at least have some of the paperwork done (for Japan anyway).

This might happen; the upcoming Nintendo Switch uses a Tegra chip made by Nvidia. Tegra chipsets were used on some smartphones and tablets since Tegra is a mobile solution. But Super Mario Run is a simplistic mobile game, constructed as a mobile title to be played on the go. Since Nintendo switch can be used on the go as well, maybe Super Mario Run is meant to be a download-only title available for the upcoming console.On the other hand, maybe Nintendo is just trying to protect its property since mobile games are known for having numerous clones, something Nintendo wouldn’t let to happen to Super Mario Run. We’ll see what plans Nintendo have after Nintendo Switch gets released during the next year.

While this is a trademark filing and nothing is guaranteed, it isn’t unreasonable to think that a mobile game published by Nintendo may eventually exist on Nintendo’s new tablet-like console. Fans have speculated since the runner was announced that it may eventually end up on a Nintendo portable, but nothing has been confirmed by Nintendo yet. We likely won’t be hearing any confirmation or denial on this until January 7th, when Nintendo streams an event to officially announce details, launch window titles, and pricing for the Switch.

Keywors: Super Mario Run, Trademark, Registered Trademark, Nintendo Switch