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Old 12-08-2016, 01:16 PM   #1
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Konami files new trademark for Turbografx/PC-Engine

It's most likely a Turbografx Mini console with built-in games.


Konami filed a trademark for TurboGrafx with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The trademark covers a broad group of classifications pertaining to video games and video gaming consoles.

The filing, discovered by NeoGAF user Rösti, was filed December 1. The application has merely been filed at this point, however. The filing is currently "awaiting examination" by the USPTO.

For those unaware, TurboGrafx-16 was a console created by NEC and Hudson Soft in the late '80s, sold in Japan under the name PC Engine.

While the TurboGrafx-16 failed to excite consumers outside of Japan, it was notable for being the first home console to have a CD-ROM add-on. Additionally, the TurboExpress was a fully-portable version of the home console, and one of the coolest handhelds ever created.

The trademark filing is broad in scope, so it's hard to nail down what exactly Konami might have planned for the trademark. As Rösti notes in the original NeoGAF post, Konami controls the IP of Hudson Soft, creators of such titles as Bomberman, Bonk's Adventure, and the Adventure Island series, so there's that. Which is nice.

Whatever Konami has in store for the TurboGrafx trademark, it can't possibly be as heartbreaking as the Metal Gear Solid 3 pachinko machine.
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