A recently revealed update to a Nintendo patent suggests that we might have an N64 Classic Edition soon.
Nintendo patent hints to the release of an N64 Classic Edition
Initially filed in July 2017 before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the Nintendo patent revealed that the Japanese company is working to a new controller that looks pretty much the same as the one on the N64 console. Similarly, in May this year, Nintendo filed the same patent to the Japanese authorities.
Now, however, the original patents received new updates from the authorities, as the EUIPO commission approved the registration of the Nintendo patent the Japanese company issued in July 2017.
But, Nintendo did not offer any official information on a possible N64 Classic Edition, even though the patents went online along with a bunch of rumors saying the such a console would come out soon.
Nintendo ignited the classic console craze in 2016 with its NES Classic
If that’s indeed going to happen, it wouldn’t be a first for Nintendo which ignited the classic consoles comeback buzz in 2016 when it released an NES Classic, a remaster of the Nintendo Entertainment System, which featured 30 games. In 2017, the Japanese company launched a SNES Classic console, too.
On the other hand, following the Nintendo steps, Sony has also announced the release of a PlayStation Classic that would cost $100 and come out with 20 pre-installed games.
Back to Nintendo, the Japanese manufacturer has dozens of great NES games it could include in the potentially upcoming NES Classic console. Among the most appreciated titles, noteworthy are The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario 64, Super Smash Bros., and Pokemon Stadium.
Although we have no official information in this regard, the Nintendo patent filed before EUIPO and Japanese authorities, as well, suggests the upcoming release of an N64 Classic Edition.
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