According to a rumor, it has been suggested that Nintendo’s N64 classic The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time will be brought to the Switch. A new record for the game’s name in Australia and Europe has sparked speculation that the iconic adventure will be re-released for the home console / handheld hybrid soon.
Twitter user Kelios first caught the attention of curious fans by sharing a screenshot of a trademark registration for “Ocarina Of Time”. Interestingly, the trademark registration in question appears to be completely new rather than a renewal of the trademark Nintendo already owns.
Launched in 1998, Ocarina Of Time is now among the important milestones of its 20th and 25th anniversary. Of course, Nintendo doesn’t have to wait until the game is 25 years old to republish the game on Switch, but the timing of this recording seems a bit odd. However, we’re approaching the tenth anniversary of The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D, the excellent 3DS remake that offers enhanced visuals, touchscreen controls, and easier to navigate menus.
As exciting as this may be, it’s also likely that this trademark registration is for something completely ordinary. There are all sorts of reasons why Nintendo registered a new trademark instead of renewing the old one, and the vast majority of those reasons do not mean an immediate reorganization or re-release.