As the famous saying goes, “what goes around comes around”, especially when it comes to trends.
Whether it be clothes or movies or video games, what was cool once in the past will one day be cool again in the future.
Just this week, Sony announced they would be releasing the PlayStation Classic: a $99 package that includes a retro PlayStation (which is 45% smaller than the original), 20 “genre-defining” games and two controllers. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me.
And now it seems that rival Nintendo will be recreating their most iconic console, as reports indicate a European trademark filing from the Japanese video game giant indicates that a “Classic Edition” of the legendary N64 is on the way.
via Business Insider:
A European trademark filing from Nintendo indicates that a “Classic Edition” of the original is in the works. That means a miniaturized version of the original system and its gamepad, a sub-$100 price point, and a gaggle of classic games built right into the console.
To be clear, Nintendo hasn’t announced such a console, nor has the company previously indicated it’s interested in making a “Classic Edition” of the original Nintendo 64. But we do have some clues from the filing that point to just such a console being in the works.
Nintendo told us the following when asked for comment last year: “We have nothing to announce on this topic.” We’ve reached out to see if they have anything else to add and will update when we hear back.
Furthermore, this unforgettable image appears in the filing:
Nintendo has already dabbled in “classic consoles” with the release of the NES Classic Edition and SNES Classic Edition.
Given that Sony’s PlayStation Classic is set to drop on December 3 — just in time for the holidays, of course — many expect Nintendo’s 64 Classic to drop around that same time.
So, you know what that means boys: better get the rust off because Super Smash Bros is BACK.