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Nintendo files trademark for "Wave Race" in Europe

Kneefoil

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I know this isn't a confirmation that they're making a new Wave Race, but I am excied. For a long time now, I've thought that Wave Race would be a perfect launch title for NX/Switch. It's not a system seller, but it'd give early Switch owners something moderately popular to play without Nintendo having to stack the Switch release date with all the big hitters, which would likely cause the system to suffer from a content drought for a while.
 
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My first thought was whether this is just a trademark renewal or not, but GAF gonna GAF lol. I'm not really into racing games, but it'd be a nice addition to the Switch library.
Provided anything comes of this, of course.
 

Bl@de

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What if it's only Virtual console or mobile?

Btw. Wave Race 64 had the most awesome theme of all N64 games: Click ME!

Who remembers the awesome VHS videos with Wave Race? I sure do.
 

sammex

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Good! Good! Okay! Maximum power!!

 

maxcriden

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Now just show me the Diddy Kong Racing 2 trademark.

Yes please!

Never got into Wave Race but I've heard good things so I'm open to seeing what the game could be like.

With MK at launch I imagine it's a 3DS game or a later in the year (at the earliest) release for Switch. It's a series known for impressive graphics so I imagine it will likely be for Switch.
 

bryanee

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Dont they do this all the time? Eternal Darkness has been through this multiple times and I'm still waiting for that sequel. I refuse to get excited.
 

RM8

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Sounds to me like the original Wave Race is just being rereleased on 3DS VC.
Sadly, we don't get GB games on 3DS anymore. Pokémon was a massive exception, but if this is a VC release, it's the N64 or GCN (for Switch?) one.
 

LordKano

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Sadly, we don't get GB games on 3DS anymore. Pokémon was a massive exception, but if this is a VC release, it's the N64 or GCN (for Switch?) one.

Yep, they've moved away from the gameboy virtual console.

And since Wave Race 64 is already up, this cannot be a virtual console rerelease.
 

manueldelalas

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Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST. Please don't be NST.
 

efyu_lemonardo

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I really hope this indicates a new title in the works.

This is the type of stuff I wanted to see from Nintendo consolidating their output on to one platform.

Indeed. Instead of having to make two versions of everything, free up some resources to work on dormant franchises and new IP.
 

TheBigG753

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I'm not a huge racing game guy, but I loved both WR64 and Blue Storm. I'm totally down for a new one.
 

RM8

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About mobile - Nintendo wants to put IPs with universal appeal on phones. After Pokémon and Mario, I'm pretty freaking sure Wave Race won't be next, lol.
 

GRaider81

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My friends and I used to spend HOURS doing time trials around Sunny Beach.

Nintendo I will preorder a switch right now if this is coming.
 

killroy87

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We're far from a confirmation, but, this is more than I've had to go on for the past...I don't even know how many years.

I choose to be excited!