Nintendo Is Registering New Trademark For Classic Zelda Games
Nintendo is registering a new trademark for various Zelda games including The Phantom Hourglass, Wind Waker, Ocarina of Time, and Skyward Sword.
This year will mark the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda series. Just like Nintendo celebrated the anniversary of Super Mario last year with a Super Mario 3D collection and the classic Super Mario games releasing on the Nintendo Online service, they might be working on a collection of Zelda games for the Nintendo Switch.
This is all speculation for now, obviously, but we do have some hints based on the trademark registration that Nintendo Australia is issuing for the past couple of days. They have filed a trademark registration application for The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Wind Waker, Skyward Sword, and Ocarina of Time.
This could be standard practice considering most companies do it to protect their intellectual properties, it is just the timing of this trademark that has made it the leading source of rumor for a potential collection featuring The Legend of Zelda games.
Last year, we reported on Amazon listing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Switch but that was quickly taken down. Based on the trademark renewal and how Nintendo handled the Super Mario 3D All-Stars Collection, they may have something similar planned for later this year. There are rumors of a potential Nintendo Direct before the Sumer that could reveal the collection.