I came here to say Splatoon since it works on so many levels but my vote goes to Returnal because I only realized it was not a proper English word when I opened this thread. Is it supposed to be ‘return’ + ‘eternal’ or something? I genuinely thought it was just a basic variation of ‘return’, ‘returning’, etc.
Wait, we are not voting.
Splatoon gets a genius who ever came up with that deserves a raise/10.
Returnal gets a Huh!/10.
Would stuff like Pokémon, Digimon etc. technically qualify as a portmanteau in English ? They merge two words borrowed from English, after all. I don’t think Pockster would have sold as well as Pokémon did.
Pokkén is quite the lexical trip.