Could a Nintendo 64 classic be on the way?
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, GoldenEye 007, and Super Mario 64 – arguably three of the best games of all time, played on one of the best consoles of all time.
The Nintendo 64 was as revolutionary as it was loved, selling nearly 33 million units worldwide. According to Nintendo Wire, it was the first device to use an analogue stick as its primary method of control.
Not only that, its games went against traditional linearity in level design and brought multiplayer experiences users had not previously seen on a home console.
Ask anyone about Nintendo 64 and its games, and they’ll likely come over full of nostalgia, fondly recalling days spent playing this iconic device.
So, it’s perhaps not surprising that rumours of a Nintendo 64 are filling gamers with much excitement.
Nintendo is yet to release the SNES Classic, a miniature version of the original Nintendo Entertainment System for new and retro gamers, but the games giant may already be working on the next retro console.
Numerous reports have revealed that Nintendo has filed four trademarks with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). As the Independent reports, they depict the SNES and NES controller, which is expected with the reissues of those consoles, as well as the recently released Switch. However, the fourth showed a controller for the N64.
This has made many speculate that the company will be reviving the N64, as Nintendo filed trademark documents with the EUIPO for the NES Classic and SNES Classic’s controllers before the company officially announced the systems.
If, as Tech Radar notes, the device follows the form of the SNES and NES Classics, the N64 Classic could include 30 of the top N64 games, as well as 12 other Nintendo-owned properties.
Nintendo has seen huge success with its Classic systems, with each selling exceptionally well and most stores selling out almost immediately.
It’s not surprising that the company would want to continue this success with one of its most popular consoles. After once reigning supreme in the gaming world, Nintendo has struggled to compete with other devices for several years.
However, with the launch of its Nintendo Switch earlier this year, and its Classic systems, it seems the company may have pulled off one hell of a comeback.
We’ll have to wait and see if the suggestion of a Nintendo 64 reboot turns into something more concrete, as the company is yet to make a formal announcement. As Tech Radar reports: “Any information we have at this point outside of this document is pure conjecture and/or wishful thinking.”
Here’s hoping Nintendo listens to the demands of its fans.