Miitopia Trademarked in North America

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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Miitopia

 

Miitopia is a 3DS role-playing game that launched in Japan during December 2016. As is obvious by the name, Miitopia is based around Nintendo Mii characters. The reviews were ok, with IGN Japan giving the game a score of 6.2. The game got a little more love from Famitsu, who gave it a score of 31 out of 40. However, the game has appeared in the news again, now that Nintendo has filed to trademark it here in North America.

Could this mean the game will be released here? Maybe, but maybe not. It’s not uncommon to have trademarks where nothing comes of it. Titles such as Excite Truck, Eternal Darkness, and Wave Race are good examples of this. There is also the question of whether they’re plan would be to release the original game in North America, or perhaps a new version on the Nintendo Switch. There’s no way to know until Nintendo says something about it, though. The game got a Nintendo Direction presentation, too, which you can see here:

 

If Miitopia were to be released in North America, it seems most likely that it would be the original 3DS game since that has not released here. There’s also the fact that it would take them quite some time to develop a Switch version of the game regardless. Miis are not present on the Switch as much as they were on the 3DS and Wii U thanks to the death of Mii Verse. Nintendo has not made any announcements about this, but they may in the future. Below is the trademark information:

Miitopia

 

 

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I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.