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New Nintendo Trademark for 1080° Snowboarding Series Sparks Rumors

A new sequel? N64 mini? GameCube Virtual Console? Anything's possible!

News by Matt Kim, .

Nintendo has recently filed a trademark on the name "1080° Ten Eighty" along with a corresponding logo. 1080°, if you recall, is the name of the snowboarding game that first appeared on the N64 and produced a sequel, 1080° Avalanche, for the GameCube. The name's reemergence in a trademark filing leads to plenty of speculation regarding future updates on the N64 or GameCube.

The listing was spotted by Twitter user @pixelpar. The new trademark for the 1080° brand could suggest one of a couple things. Either Nintendo is working on a new 1080° game for the Switch, filing a trademark for a potential N64 mini version, or maybe the GameCube sequel might appear on a Switch Virtual Console. It should be noted that the first 1080° released on the Wii Virtual Console in 2008.

Then again, companies also just file trademarks for a whole host of business and practical reasons. Either way, the possibilities are certainly interesting. Especially so close to a rumored January Nintendo Direct.

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  • Avatar for moochan #1 moochan 9 days ago
    I hope it's a new game but mostly because I miss stupidly fun arcadey sport games. And since Steep wasn't really that them putting one out there will really make me happy. Gamecube era of dumb fun sports games were the best and I wouldn't mind them doing it some more.
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  • Avatar for Wellman2nd #2 Wellman2nd 9 days ago
    Hopefully it is a new game, I sucked at 1080 against a live person but I remember loving it on the N64 and GC in the lower settings.
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  • Avatar for docexe #3 docexe 9 days ago
    It would be great if they are preparing a new game, but considering Nintendo has also renovated the “Eternal Darkness” trademark for several years already without any new game in door (or even a reissue of the original), I can’t help it but be skeptical.
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  • Avatar for riderkicker #4 riderkicker 9 days ago
    As much as I want a N64 Classic, how Nintendo is going to make it will be interesting. Emulation is definitely not 100% and the Wii VC games only worked for a limited amount of games. It might be more feasible for them to release them on the eShop than to build custom hardware or even remanufacture the original N64 guts.
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