Nintendo released the NES Classic Mini last year and will be releasing the SNES Classic Mini later this year, but the wheels may already be in motion for the next one. A recent trademark for the Nintendo 64 controller has surfaced, which has the rumor mill spinning about whether or not this means the N64 Classic Mini is in development.
There were multiple trademarks that were filed by Nintendo on July 18th, which was with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Trademarks were also filed for NES, SNES and Switch controllers, and all were registered under goods and services, articles 9 and 28. These trademarks at least confirm that the company is up to something, but many are thinking the N64 controller trademark points to the aforementioned mini console.
It really wouldn’t be surprising at all to hear that the company was working on an N64 Classic Mini, especially when considering the success of the NES Classic Mini and the very likely success of the SNES Classic Mini. The N64 has many fantastic games that longtime fans would love to play again, and it would also be a great way for newcomers to check them out for the first time. There were over 200 games released for the console, so Nintendo would certainly have their hands full when it comes to picking a fraction of them. The NES Classic Mini came pre-loaded with 30 games and the SNES Classic Mini will include 21 games, so it remains to be seen how many games would be included with a potential N64 Classic Mini.
As for some of the games that would be great picks for the console, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time & Majora’s Mask, GoldenEye 007, Mario Kart 64 and Perfect Dark are just a handful of the games they could pick from. Of course, we need to take this all with a grain of salt considering it hasn’t been announced by Nintendo.