New Nintendo Trademark for 1080° Snowboarding Series Sparks Rumors

New Nintendo Trademark for 1080° Snowboarding Series Sparks Rumors

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

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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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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