2021 will mark the 35th anniversary of The Legend Of Zelda, with the first Zelda game being released all the way back in 1986 on the NES.
Based on what we’ve seen so far for the Super Mario 35th anniversary, Nintendo should have big things planned for The Legend Of Zelda too.
Super Mario 35
Super Mario’s 35th anniversary saw the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, which brought Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy to the Nintendo.
We also saw the limited-time Super Mario 35 battle royale game, which pits 35 players against each other as they play through the original Super Mario Bros NES game while trying to take each other out.
In addition, we’ve seen the Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit real-life RC car game and yesterday saw the release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, which is a port of the 2013 Wii U game.
So it has definitely been a busy few months for the Super Mario series.
With The Legend Of Zelda being another flagship Nintendo franchise, although not quite as much as Super Mario, we can definitely expect to see some new Zelda games or media during 2021.
Nintendo renews trademarks
Nintendo has filed some new trademarks for existing titles, suggesting that some ports, or even remasters, could be coming to the Nintendo Switch to celebrate the series’ 35th anniversary.
Spotted by some eager-eyed fans, Nintendo has renewed the trademarks for Ocarina Of Time, Phantom Hourglass, Wind Waker, and Skyward Sword.
What is interesting is that the Skyward Sword trademark was already valid until 2030, and they still renewed it.
Renewing trademarks isn’t out of the ordinary for a company like Nintendo, if you don’t protect your trademarks you can lose them.
This means that Nintendo needs to stay on the ball when it comes to trademark renewals, as well as explaining why Nintendo are so on top of shutting down fan projects.
New Zelda Collection On Switch?
Ocarina Of Time was released on Nintendo 64 back in 1998, followed by a remaster on the Nintendo 3DS in 2011.
The game is often hailed as one of the greatest games of all time and is a landmark title when it comes to early 3D gaming.
Wind Waker was released in 2002 on the Nintendo Gamecube, and Phantom Hourglass, a direct sequel to Wind Waker, was released in 2007 on Nintendo DS.
It is possible that we could see these three games bundled together as a collection, much like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, giving players a collection that takes them through three different gaming platforms.
This week saw the re-release of Super Mario 3D World, we may see something similar with Skyward Sword, releasing it as a separate game.
The Legend Of Zelda 35th anniversary begins later this month, so it shouldn’t be long until we see what Nintendo has up its sleeve.
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