Nintendo will be releasing the SNES Classic later this year, but a new trademark filing suggests that the company has already working on a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition.
A thread on NeoGAF points to a number of applications filed in Europe via the European Union Intellectual Property Office on July 18. Among them are various applications for game controllers, including one pertaining to Nintendo 64. There are also line drawings of NES, SNES, and Nintendo Switch controllers, indicating that Nintendo is looking to register trademarks for its past controller designs.
This has led to speculation that a Nintendo 64 Classic Mini is something that Nintendo is at least considering, which would make sense given the success of the NES Classic last year and the massive popularity of the recently announced SNES Classic. Adding fuel to speculation is that the line drawing of the SNES controller that was filed on the same day looks identical to the controller image printed on the top side of the SNES Classic’s packaging. This suggests that the N64 drawing will be used on a Classic Edition packaging (assuming it exists, of course).
The SNES Classic arrives on September 29 and includes 21 of the console’s greatest games. In the meantime, check out our speculative list of the 30 games we would most want to see on the N64 Classic.