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Nintendo 64 Classic CONFIRMED? Nintendo trademark suggests N64 Mini console coming soon

Nintendo has filed a trademark that suggests the company is looking at bringing back the N64 console.

A trademark application for the N64, filed by Nintendo and translated by the site Japanese Nintendo, notes that the company is looking into remaking assets related to the classic machine, from software to controllers and even the console itself.

This trademark has already been covered once before in Europe – about a year ago – meaning that Nintendo now has good coverage of the rights to the N64, and could quickly get moving on manufacturing and distributing new iterations of the console (if that is indeed the plan). 

We’ve already seen plug-and-play versions of the SNES and NES released by the company, and if the way they immediately sell out is anything to go by, we can see they’re immensely popular.

Nintendo has already outlined plans to restock its NES and SNES Mini consoles this year, so adding a third machine to that list doesn’t seem too far-fetched at this point.

With only a few weeks until E3 2018, could Nintendo by prepping the ground and getting ready for a formal reveal of an N64 Mini? We certainly hope so.

Expect to hear more soon.

Nintendo launched the N64 over 20 years ago in Japan.

Sure, it might not have come to Europe until nine months after its initial launch (landing in March 1997), but it still had the same impact over here – becoming one of the first gaming experiences to really show off social gaming with up to 4 players getting into a game at any one time.

Not only did it build on the 16-bit era of videogames into a new 3D world, but it further cemented it’s early 1st party games like Mario and Zelda with some groundbreaking new titles such as Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

The machine featured bonafide, 10/10 classics, even today.

Whatsmore, it created some incredible new games and companies.

British developers Rare single-handedly created the first-person shooter genre with GoldenEye 007 but also gave us fantastic platform experiences like Banjo-Kazooie.

We hope we get to relive these glory days with a brand new console.

The bulky cartridges cost an absolute arm and a leg, and no amount of blowing into the slots could bring them back to life once they clonked out, but we loved them still.

And clearly so did you, because the N64 went on to sell just short of 33 million units worldwide.

And if none of those games or nostalgic can give you big fuzzy memories of what it was like to play the console, then maybe actually getting your hands on a newly made, plug-and-play machine later this year will?

We look forward to seeing what Nintendo has planned.



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