A trademark application for the N64, filed by Nintendo and translated by the site Japanese Nintendo, includes information on game software, controllers, and the console.
Though trademark applications are sometimes filed without a company planning to make use of them for a final product, the timing of this filing raises some eyebrows.
E3 is only a few weeks away, and if Nintendo was waiting for an event to announce the plug-and-play system, it’s almost certainly its Nintendo Direct presentation that week.
We covered an almost identical story in July 2017, when Nintendo filed similar trademark applications in Europe.
This was prior to the release of the SNES Classic, making it unlikely that Nintendo ever had any intention of releasing another console in 2017.
Fans have wasted no time in creating their own “Classic” systems while they wait for Nintendo to release official versions.
YouTube personality “Nintendrew” recently created a functional Nintendo 64 Classic using a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, emulator software, and a 3D-printed case. »