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Bizarre Nintendo trademark hints at Seaman revival

Mysterious Pet: Legend of the Fish With A Human Face.

Nintendo has trademarked two bizarre game names which point to a revival of cult Dreamcast virtual pet title Seaman, which starred a fish with a man's face.

The Mario maker snapped up the rights to Mysterious Pet: Legend of the Fish With A Human Face and Mysterious Partner: Legend of the Fish With A Human Face earlier this month, Japanese blog Esuteru noted (thanks, Siliconera).

Seaman creator Yoot Saito later worked with Nintendo on bizarre microphone-controlled feudal Japanese-themed pinball title Odama which was released exclusively on GameCube.

He then worked on 3DS-exclusive Guild01 mini-game Aero Porter, a game about sorting people's airport luggage.

Saito teased a Seaman revival last summer by releasing a picture of his iconic man-faced fish creation wearing a Santa hat and beard.

Rumours of the game's revival began even earlier - a February 2012 report in Japanese newspaper Nikkei claimed that Nintendo was planning on reviving Seaman for 3DS.

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