There’s Already News of a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition That You’ll Wind Up Scouring eBay For

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Nintendo’s big thing in recent times has been releasing products that are near impossible to find, a problem that plagued Amiibo collectors as well as those who wanted to buy the NES Classic Edition console. With the SNES Classic already on the way, it seems like Nintendo’s not about to stop there, as news of a Nintendo 64 Classic has surfaced before the SNES has even launched.

Since we’re way too early in the game for the generally secretive Nintendo to be announcing such a thing, the information comes by way of a European trademark filing for an image, noticed by NeoGAF. That image is a line drawing of a Nintendo 64 controller, seen above. It may seem like some conspiracy theory thinking to imagine that this must indicate a Nintendo 64 Classic is on the way,

(image: 20th Television)

but this is exactly how we learned about Pokémon Sun and Moon before their official announcement. It was also our first hint that an SNES Classic was on the way. Additionally, it matches the style of the NES controller icon used for the NES Classic Edition’s packaging, which lends more credence to the idea that the N64 controller drawing is for that purpose rather than something else.

Like the SNES Classic, it also just makes sense, since Nintendo’s own virtual console is far from an ideal way to collect and play the nostalgic gems of Nintendo consoles past. All that’s left now is to argue over what great Nintendo 64 games should be included. The SNES version’s game lineup is smaller than the NES’s for a higher price, but it’s also going to include the unreleased Star Fox 2 when it arrives on September 29.

Will the N64 version get its own unexpected bonus? We already mentioned some of our favorite games for the console’s 18th birthday, but I’m sure we missed some that would make better choices even if they weren’t our personal favorites. Make your picks known in the comments!

(via Business Insider, featured image: public domain, header image: Nintendo)

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