29 Jul

Like registering domain names, the act of a company trademarking certain similar phrases could lead to some hints at their future products. Nintendo recently filed for copyright on the terms “CrossPass”, “CrossPass Network”, “CrossPass Mode”, leading some to believe that this is the new term for a promised “tag” system in the Big N’s upcoming 3DS that would allow the handhelds to passively interact with others in their vicinity.

Game titles similar to some 3DS E3 tech demos were also trademarked; “3D Paddleball”, “Target Shooting”, “3D Challenge”, and “3D Hopper”. None of these titles or features have been confirmed by Nintendo, but the consistency of the trademark’s terminology seem enough evidence of at least something coming soon from the Big N.