The Nintendo 64 was one of the most iconic consoles of our childhood, and a miniature homage to the 64 is definitely on a lot of fans’ lists.
Last year we were hit with the revelation that Nintendo had actually filed an EU trademark application to make the N64 mini a reality, and now new has emerged that the application has been accepted.
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Now, this doesn’t mean too much as of yet, but we’re keeping our ears to the ground for any news on a potential release date.
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Nintendo fans shouldn’t be too surprised at the news of an N64 mini. The NES and the SNES recently got the mini treatment, and both became cult products that were really tricky to get hold of (at least for a while).
The NES Classic launched in December 2016, just in time for Christmas, and the SNES Classic released just a few months later in September 2017.
Going off these dates it’s pretty hard to estimate when an N64 release might be planned for, but hopefully we’ll hear some news on its development soon.
Both the previous Nintendo mini consoles came pre-loaded with some of the best titles available in that era.
The N64, originally released in 1996, had some of the best 3D games we’ve ever seen, including Super Mario 64, 007: GoldenEye, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Perfect Dark.
Of course, some of the console’s most beloved titles have seen a few remasters and remakes over the years, with Ocarina of Time being available from the Nintendo eShop for the Wii U, and with its own remastered 3DS version.
Would Nintendo include a game that’s already so easily available, or would it focus on more niche titles for its N64 mini?
What titles would you like to see on an N64, and are you more excited for this or for the recently-announced PlayStation One Mini?