Inazuma Eleven US Trademark Discovered

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

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Inazuma Eleven Strikers | oprainfall

Despite an impressive run of games in Japan, the Inzauma Eleven franchise (a popular RPG soccer game) has yet to be seen in North America. And while North Americans missed out, it has seen localizations for the original trilogy and the Wii’s Inazuma Eleven Strikers over in Europe. However, it was discovered that Level-5 has recently filed for an Inazuma Eleven trademark in North America.

Inazuma Eleven Trademark | oprainfall

A simple search of US trademarks will reveal 2 trademarks, one live and one dead. The dead one was filed January 6th, 2010. Since that time, all three original Inazuma Eleven games were released in Europe (courtesy of Nintendo of Europe), so this is no real indication that anything related to the franchise will be released.

However, Nintendo has the capability to put DS retail games on the eShop, so perhaps we will see the original trilogy show up on eShop to gauge American interest, whether it’s each game individually or the compilation that released in Japan last year on the 3DS. We can only hope.

About Guy Rainey

I’m Guy Rainey. I’m a hardcore Nintendo fan, a PC enthusiast, and a Sony sympathizer. Also an amateur/aspiring game creator. I love any game that puts story as the main focus of the game, so that means JRPGs are my favorite genre almost by default.




  • Stealth

    Exciting news

  • B^H%

    The dead trademark filed in 2010 suggest a botched attempt by a third party to localize Inazuma Eleven for American gamers, but the anime itself wasn’t legally aired in the US in that year.