On July 18th, Nintendo filed a trademark for a few of its controllers including Switch, NES, SNES and most interestingly, N64, prompting speculation that the company would release an N64 mini in the future.
In the past, Nintendo has released NES and SNES Classic’s, miniature versions of its classic consoles with built in games, the latest trademark which was filed in Europe with the European Union Intellectual Property Office could be a sign that an N64 Classic might very well be in the works.
Back in December, Nintendo filed a trademark in Japan for a SNES controller, shortly before the announcement of a SNES Classic in June. A similar trademark was also filed for the NES Controller ahead of the miniature console’s release in November 2016.
Nintendo released the N64 in Japan in 1996 and Europe in 1997 and was home to some of video games finest moments such as Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Majora’s Mask, Banjo Kazooie, Perfect Dark and Goldeneye, however, don’t expect the latter 3 to appear on a potential N64 Classic due to rights issues.