With the NES and SNES Classic Editions proving to be commercially successful, it's almost inevitable that Nintendo will produce another 'recooked' version of one of its vintage platforms. Given that Nintendo Co., Ltd. has just applied for an N64 trademark in Japan, one might assume that the 64-bit console - home to iconic games such as Super Mario 64, GoldenEye 007 and Banjo-Kazooie - is next.

The trademark covers elements such as "video game program, controller for game machine, joystick for video game machine, TV game machine" and more. If you can read Japanese, the full application is below.

Before we get too excited, it's worth noting that Nintendo applied for a trademark relating to the Game Boy last year, sparking rumours that the popular handheld would be next - but we've yet to see a Game Boy Classic Edition appear.

In fact, this isn't even the first time that the N64 trademark has been renewed - a similar filing took place in Europe last year. Do you think we'll see it soon, or are these trademarks just a case of Nintendo protecting its history? Let us know with a comment.

[via japanesenintendo.com]