Hmm… Another Digimon Trademark Filed By Bandai

By Spencer . May 7, 2013 . 1:23am

imageAside from the Digimon online PC games Namco Bandai hasn’t done much with the series in the West. Out of the blue, Bandai filed a trademark for Digital Monsters specifically for use with video game software, computer game software, and card games. There’s a Digimon World trademark registered for use with video games, too.


Namco Bandai recently released a bunch of Digimon games in Japan like Digimon World Re:Digitize and Digimon Adventure, which retells the anime story on PSP. Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode, a port of the 2012 PSP game, is headed to Nintendo 3DS in June.


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  • thelmas

    Please let it be decode, make it be decode, i’ll buy a 3ds just for that game if it comes in europe, i would even buy a american 3ds to play that game . PLEASE Namco, let digimon come here in the west once again

  • Keima88


    Someone please tell me I am not dreaming.

    Ok time to set aside some money to import an American 3DS and Digimon when it comes out.

  • Romored

    Please, be Re:Digitize Decode localization for EU and America!!!

    • Guest

      If it were it would have said ” NA/EU Digimon Trademark filed by Bandai”

  • LexKitteh

    Yes! Please let this be Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode in English!! ..They could shorten the name though. It’s a mouthful.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      shorten the name? maybe they won’t..
      bcos it’s already named Digimon World

  • SilentMC

    Trademarked? As in somewhere out of Japan?! Please let it be true

  • Reki Honoo

    Please let this mean adventure and re digitize are coming to the west

  • Youko

    Bandai filed this trademark back in September. Was it approved only recently?

    I’m not literate when it comes to trademark documents so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      so this is it
      there’s written that it’s generated on 8 May 2013

      • Youko

        The date “generated” is the date you visited the page. The dates to look for:

        Application Filing Date: Sep. 14, 2012
        Publication Date: Feb. 05, 2013
        Notice of Allowance Date/Status Date: Apr. 02, 2013

        • Renaldi Saputra

          I see, thx for info

  • Just Tim

    If it were the PSP game adaptation of the original Adventure anime, I sincerely hope it’s gonna be a complete series release PLUS the game.

  • I’d venture to bet it’d have a much greater chance of being localized as a complete product on the 3DS than a beta product on the PSP. That and less chance of perceived piracy.

    Just saying. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if it made it here. Hell, even Monster Rancher DS, a somewhat (and that somewhat is light; there’s much more content here) similar game, made it stateside and it wasn’t that great of a game in comparison to its predecessors. Why wouldn’t Digimon get a pass to the States? I’d be interested in seeing WHY it would fail at this point.

    • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

      I loved MRDS. Too bad I sold my copy ;~;

  • Unlimax

    Let me guess :

    1: A new Digimon MMO Developed by the Japanese Developers
    ( not Koreans ) .

    2: A Digimon Card battle Game !

    3: Digimon Adventure Coming to 3DS .. -.-

    4: A new Season ~

    • Renaldi Saputra

      digimon adv seems won’t come to 3DS..
      new season? hmm well, it’s TOEI’s job
      MMO developed by Japan? it already had Xros Wars RPG iirc
      and it’s for Japan only

  • Digimon Re:Digitize for US!!!
    Nintendo said they had plan to help bring 10 3rd party games to US if I recall correctly.

    • Solomon_Kano

      They specified a number? I remember them saying they’d help 3rd parties bring their games over, but I didn’t know there was a limit…

      • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

        Yup, they said ten and revealed eight. I can’t remember them all, but what I do remember is Brain Training and New Leaf.

        • Solomon_Kano

          Brain Training and Animal Crossing are first-party though.

          • Tylor Boreas Makimoto

            Ah, I misread the original post. Nintendo said they would help in bringing over more Japanese 3rd party games, but the list of ten titles to increase the western 3DS sales. Included in that list were a few 3rd party titles, iirc. My bad.

          • Solomon_Kano

            Ah, gotcha. It’s cool.

  • Yuriangels

    Digimon, Digimon everywhere!!!!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Year the Digimon!! As well for Weegee

  • Bring Decode and hopefully even that Digimon Adventure RPG as well, BAMCO of America.

  • As much as I’d prefer Adventure… I hope this is a sign for Decode. That one’s far, far more likely to be the game to come over here.

  • Vash bane

    looks like its time to start saving again…
    3DS here I come

  • Tre W

    Makes sense. One of the more recent anime series is slated to begin its dub on Nick later this year. Bandai, Nick, Saban and all other parties involved will want to have “certain things in place” by then, I’m sure.

    Digitize Decode for 3DS looks to be right on time…

  • Aristides

    Most interesting, possibly the 3DS one since Nitendo is being all too helpful geting Jap games westward.

  • doubleO7

    If we get any of these games at all it will likely be Decode for 3DS. I can’t see them bothering with the PSP games.
    The newest Digimon anime series is going to premiere in english on Nicktoons later this year. Bandai probably wants to tap into that renewed interest in Digimon.

  • Yes! Great news. =^_^=

  • LegendaryLos

    Wow. I hope it’s Re:Digitize Decode. This news makes me want to play Digimon World 3 again.

    • FlamingFirewire

      Never did get to the end of the game – I still have my old save file, but it’s been so long, so I have NO idea where I am, or what I’m supposed to be doing

    • Donatetimo

      The first one is the only one I ever finish,I just cant stand the turn base combat on 2nd and 3rd.and you cant raise your digimon kind of a deal breaker >_>.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        bcos digimon world 2&3 didn’t follow the original concept of digimon unlike the sega game (the very first digimon game), the first digimon world and this re:digitize

  • SirRichard

    I’m thinking the Digital Monsters one is more of a protective trademark, hence the wider scope for it over the Digimon World one. Just keeping out the copycats, and providing an in for themselves later on. The Digimon World one is very promising, though.

    Been on one hell of a publishing streak, haven’t they? Here’s hoping it continues.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I figured we’d get something with Fusion airing this year. Come onnnnnn Decode!

  • Will Jay

    I told you guys, I told you! At least on Re:Digitize Recode, most likely.

  • IshimaruKaito

    i knew i would see this sooner or later!!! lol im HAPPY! AS HELL!!

  • Jesse Torres

    Wow, this is hard to believe, but i love it, now i hope they port and localize the psp version of digimon adventure as a 3ds game!

  • konsama

    OMG Digimon in the west, please make it happen!!!!

  • ShadowDivz

    I wish the psp one was coming. I would love to play it on my vita.

  • Donatetimo

    Come on Digitize Decode!!

  • Wtv

    Like..the other game didn’t make it to the west because PSP is almost dead. Digimon still sells here, though. I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t bring the 3DS one.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      the 3ds one hasn’t been released until 27 June
      so how do u know they didn’t bring the 3ds one?

  • Steven Higgins

    Be cautious everyone. Even though it mentions Western PC games the article doesn’t actually say the trademark was filed for the West.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    huh? online PC games? hmm maybe it refers to Digimon Masters Online a.k.a. DMO

  • CoolSun

    On the one hand, I really don’t want to get my hopes up…

    But on the OTHER hand, last time we caught wind of them trademarking stuff, we found out Xros Wars is getting dubbed.


  • PLEASE BE DECODE ON 3DS! This year has been a great year for 3DS, and this would make it better! I still play Dusk on my DS, I need a new game!

  • William Carpenter

    God, I can’t take this tension anymore, I wish they’d just announce a localization already. The wait is killing me.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    vote re:digitize decode for 2014!!!!

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