The ’90s godfather of gaming consoles may soon be back in stores again, as information has leaked that suggests that sometime this month, Nintendo will officially announce the re-release of the N64 Classic Edition. According to the rumor, the N64 Classic will be released in December, meaning that the beloved gaming system will be available just in time for Christmas, much to the delight of dads everywhere who grew up playing Mario Kart 64, GoldenEye, and Legend of Zelda.
Along with the system getting released, it is expected that at least 30 N64 games will be released as well, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Puyo Puyo Sun 64, and Banjo-Kazooie.
At this point, this is just a rumor but the leak was initially reported by Gaming Intel, who, in the announcement, reminded people that “we have now provided correct dates for the last 3 Nintendo Direct’s before they were announced along with other correct information and leaks.”
“Although this particular tipster has never been tested before by us, we strongly believe this information to be true and our other insiders have had no reason to refute it,” Gaming Intel’s report stated. “The information provided to us does add up with other rumors we’ve heard.”
Even before this most recent information, there has been a lot of speculation regarding the release of the N64 Classic Edition, as Nintendo has released classic versions of the NES and SNES over the past couple of years. Hopefully, Nintendo will make the official announcement soon so gamers can add it to the top of their Christmas list.