According a few sources, many things have been happening around the Zelda series, mostly around Ocarina of Time, with some pulls towards Majoras Mask. But how does this mean we could be getting the games on the Nintendo Switch? The key part of this rumour stems from Nintendo’s renewal of the Ocarina of Time trademark, seen in the image below. There are very credible leaks that have revealed Nintendos (unconfirmed) plan to bring their 3D Mario games to the Switch for Mario’s 35th Anniversary. But we also are approaching the 35th Anniversary for the Legend of Zelda games, as of next year! So, would it be a far reach to expect the same treatment across both of Nintendo’s biggest IPs?
As a very lose second thread to this, is that recently the source code has been ‘obtained’ for the N64 version of both Ocarina of Time and Majoras Mask. Now, leaks happen all the time, especially the obtaining of source codes. Although, isn’t it strange that this happens now, and not in the last 35 years, especially when the games where being re-made for the Nintendo Switch? What we know is: There has been a “Gigaleak” of source codes which have appeared anonymously online, in which a load of N64 titles source codes have appeared. A theory we have is that this could have been leaked due to Nintendo moving/playing with the codes to make these games work on the Switch, which in result exposed “complete” ROM versions of their games. This then could back up the theory that Nintendo plans to potentially bring a N64 set of games, behind their subscription, similar to the SNES and NES ones that exist today. Maybe you know more about the leaked source code. Feel free to message us on our social media platforms if you do indeed have any more information about this you think would be helpful.
Trademarks are constantly renewed as to protect digital assets and IPs, so its important that this rumour does have a big argument against it additionally. Additionally, source codes are found or leaked by unofficial people, and put out to the world, so a lot of this action could be coincidence in timing opposed to being due to Nintendo actually doing anything with these games. Although, both things occurring at this time seems a bit TOO coincidental to me. But mind you, the team are hard away at making the massively awaited Breath of the Wild 2, and it would seem silly for Nintendo to slow down production of that to work on this.
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