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New Legend of Zelda trademarks fuel remaster collection speculation

The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker
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Legend of Zelda could be getting a remastered collection if rumors around these trademark approvals are anything to go by. 

The two titles in question are Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass. According to Twitter user @KeliosFR, who stated that the trademarks were accepted in Australia, the titles ‘Phantom Hourglass’ and ‘The Wind Waker’ were filed for in July 2020. 

This has led some fans to believe there may be plans to line this up with Zelda’s 35th Anniversary, which takes place this year. 

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Considering that Nintendo did re-release the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection in honor of Mario’s 35th anniversary last year, it wouldn’t be too far of a stretch to believe that Nintendo may be doing the same again for Zelda’s anniversary. It is also Pokemon’s 25th anniversary this year, with rumors pointing towards a new Let's Go game

This wouldn't be the first time that both games have been re-released for different Nintendo consoles. The Wind Waker was originally released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2002, and later remastered for the Wii U, while Phantom Hourglass started out on the Nintendo DS in 2007 and received a Wii U digital port a few years later.

As with all speculation though, there’s no way of knowing what Nintendo actually has in the works until they make an official announcement. If they decide to celebrate Zelda the way that they did Mario in 2020, there’s bound to be plenty of new Legend of Zelda stuff to celebrate and get our hands on soon. 

In the meantime, find out why you should be playing Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild if you haven’t already

Hope Bellingham

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at University, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became GamesRadar's trainee news writer where I get to spread the word about the goings-on in the video game world. My expertise lies in Animal Crossing related topics after spending the last 15 years immersing myself in island life. I also know a thing or two about The Last of Us, and way too much about the Kingdom Hearts series.