In bad news for those former addicts who just got their Ten Years Clean From Goldeneye chips, Nintendo are planning to release a mini version of the Nintendo 64 console, according to trademark papers filed in Japan.

Fan site Japanese Nintendo uncovered the plans, writing: “Purposes include video game program, controller for game machine, joystick for video game machine, TV game machine and more.”

This makes a lot of sense. In 2016 they released the NES Classic, which promptly sold out and was unavailable for months. The same thing happened late last year when they released the SNES Classic.

Of course, Sega copied six months later, because Sega are the Rolling Stones to Nintendo’s Beatles.

We don’t know when this will come out, but given the release pattern, I’m gonna hazard a guess and say you’ll be racing Rainbow Road by this Christmas.

For what it’s worth, here’s the trademark application


And here’s an acid flashback to your school holidays

And here are a bunch of ’90s Nintendo ads to get you in the mood.

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