For the past 26 years, Game Freak has been best known as the developer of the Pokemon franchise. The studio has been responsible for every major game in the series, but they’ve also produced a number of side projects over the years. One of those side projects was Pocket Card Jockey on the Nintendo 3DS. The game was released in Japan in 2013 and finally made its way to North America in 2016. The game probably flew under the radar for many players, but a new trademark filed in Japan seems to indicate that a remaster or sequel could be in the works. the works!
The trademark was first shared by the Twitter account @trademark_bot on Twitter and the Tweet is embedded below.
商標: [画像] (標準文字) /
English Dutch /
Date: 2022 on 11.16.16 /
区分: 9 類 (用 テレビ ゲーム 機用 機用 プログラム ほか ほか), 41 類 (用 液晶 画面 ゲーム 機 による 通信 用い 用い て 行う 画像 の 提供 ほか ほか) pic.twitter.com/YF9EWCqYFz
— 商標速報 bot (@trademark_bot) November 24, 2022
For those not familiar with it Pocket Card Jockeythe gameplay combined horse racing with the card game golf. Essentially, the more cards cleared by players, the better the jockey would do in a race. It was a unique concept, but that’s to be expected from Game Freak’s non-Pokemon titles. The team tends to smaller, weirder games when they’re not making new Pokemon, and that’s resulted in titles like Drill bulldozer, Giant Wreckerand Tembo the tough elephant. While reviews for Pocket Card Jockey were mostly positive, it’s not hard to see how it could have flown under the radar!
In recent years, many 3DS and Wii U games have been ported to the Nintendo Switch. The Switch has been a huge seller for Nintendo and games like Miitopia and Donkey Kong Land: Tropical Freeze have therefore had a much better chance of finding an audience. That is not inconceivable Pocket Card Jockey could eventually get a Switch port too, even though it may not have seemed like the most likely candidate! For now, Nintendo Switch fans will have to wait patiently to see if anything comes of this new trademark.
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[H/T: Nintendo Life]