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While Sony and Microsoft have their fingers on the pulse of next-gen gaming, with semi-realistic graphics, high-octane gameplay, and gory visuals - Nintendo has always been a little more on the chill side of life. Family-friendly is Nintendo's bread and butter and because of that, we've all got our nostalgic titles from the developers, many of which are part of The Legend of Zelda series.
As the years go by and we grow older, leaving behind some of our favourite Zelda titles on retro consoles, remasters are gamers' hope of getting back to the titles they love. And now rumours are swirling that a 35th Anniversary Collection of games might be on the way.
A new Australian trademark has been spotted by KeliosFR on Twitter (and reported by GameRant) and it's for The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. The Nintendo DS was home to this title back in 2007 and after Wind Waker's previous remaster that came to the Wii U, it wouldn't be a surprise if Phantom Hourglass got the same treatment.
Phantom Hourglass trademark registered in Australia, supporting the theory that a Zelda 35th anniversary remaster pack is coming to Switch this year.
- via @KeliosFR #Nintendo #Zelda35th pic.twitter.com/9YMAhEkB0N
- Okami (@Okami13_) February 9, 2021
But it doesn't stop at The Phantom Hourglass, as shortly after a new Wind Waker patent was spotted along with Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time. That's a lot of Zelda titles up for renewal all of a sudden, isn't it?
Apparently Skyward sword and ocarina of Time are also there :thumbsup: pic.twitter.com/Ei7ngyjI9e
- Kunal Pratap (@kunalprats) February 10, 2021
In 2020 Nintendo released the super Mario 3D All-Stars collection which contained Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario 64, and Super Mario Sunshine showing that Nintendo is interested in releasing older content onto the Switch. And if Mario is getting that treatment, it seems fair to assume that Zelda might too.
The rumours started when a trademark was filed for Ocarina of Time last year, which was around the time of the original Mario collection announcement. Since then avid Zelda fans have been waiting for Nintendo to make the call that a collection is going to happen. And as it's Zelda's 35th birthday this month, we wouldn't be surprised if we saw this sort of announcement at a Nintendo Direct within February. Here's hoping that's going to happen.
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