One of my biggest regrets/complaints with gaming is that as technology rolls on and new systems/tv’s drop, the older games we grew up on, get harder to play. Unless you’ve got an old school tv and VGA cables lying around, you’re pretty much sure that nothing’s going to be backwards compatible. I mean sure, in various cases, some of the best titles find their way online, get remastered and re-released, but not all of them; especially when it comes to Nintendo’s in-house stuff.
Thankfully, they’ve been doing some bookkeeping on their end, and have announced the renewal of 39 trademarks from the history of the publisher. At the moment, these renewals are just in Japan, but I’m sure North America isn’t too far behind. So, makes you wonder about what they’re planning to do with them. Maybe they’re just being cautious and calling dibs just in case. Or maybe there’s a plan to give us exactly what we’ve been asking for.
I, for one, need to play an updated version of Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem from my GameCube days. That game scared the bejesus out of me.