This could totally be a non-story, but to be honest the Nintendo news has come to a trickle over the past week. That’s mostly because NCL often takes the whole New Year’s week off, and now they’re probably just getting back to work. We also have a rumored Nintendo Direct in the near future and this could just be the calm before the storm.
But, back on topic! 1080° Snowboarding was a fantastic game on the Nintendo 64 and remains one of my favorites. Even the more outrageous sequel, which appeared on GameCube and decided to compete with the likes of SSX was a great deal of fun. Now Nintendo has renewed its trademark on 1080°, which has led some to speculate that perhaps a new game in the franchise could be in the works. While anything is possible, I remain skeptical as Nintendo often renews trademarks for its properties, regardless if a new game is in development or not. We’ve seen it happen time and time again with Eternal Darkness, for example. So, while I’d love to see a brand new 1080° or even a remake or Switch Virtual Console release, I wouldn’t read too much into this at this point.