The NES Classic was a big success for Nintendo despite the huge stock issues which left many customers empty handed. Last month the SNES Classic Edition was announced, which Nintendo hope will continue the trend towards classic Nintendo games and consoles. It seems that Nintendo have further plans to capitalize on this trend with their iconic system which just celebrated its 21st birthday: the Nintendo 64.
This is still only a rumour, but it has been discovered on July 18 of this year that the company filed for four trademarks with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. The trademarks were for an NES controller, an SNES controller, a new Switch controller, and a Nintendo 64 controller.
This suggests that Nintendo have new plans involving the N64 controller. Given the success of the NES Classic, and the demand for the SNES Classic, it seems possible that a Nintendo 64 mini console is in the works. However, Reggie Fils-Aime has recently acknowledged the demand for a virtual console on the Switch. Perhaps Nintendo have plans to utilize all four new controllers as part of a new virtual console. Either way it seems that soon there will be another reason to tackle Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask once more, all without having to blow in the cartridges to get them to work!
If this has got you nostalgic for the Nintendo 64 then you should check out the N64 Anthology in which Matt Manent details every single game released for the console (and some that never made it) while also delving deep into the console’s development and success. There is a potentially spectacular library for a Nintendo 64 mini version or virtual console, so which games would you most like to see included? Get in touch and let us know!