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Next Gen N64 Nintendo 64 Controller Kickstarter Launched

Next Gen N64 Nintendo 64 Controller

Retro Fighters has launched a campaign for a modern take on the Nintendo 64’s classic triple prong controller. They are calling it the Next Gen N64 Nintendo 64 Controller and have launched a Kickstarter campaign in support of the project. The original goal was $13,000 and as of this writing they’ve already surpassed $39,000, three times the goal in only two days. There’s still nearly a month left to go, so it could bring in even more cash before all is said & done.

The $30,000+ total means Retro Fighters has already met all of their Stretch Goals, so backers will have more color choices available when the project is complete. The Next Gen N64 Nintendo 64 Controller features a Xbox style controller shape and all of the original buttons of the N64 controller.

Since there is no middle prong for the Z-Trigger, Retro Fighters has moved Z to the shoulders of the controller. There are two Z buttons now, but both do the same thing. They’ve also enlarged the C buttons, added a Turbo function, and improved the analog stick and moved it to the left side of the controller. The cost is $20.00 and it will support the Rumble Pak as well as Controller Paks (the N64’s name for memory cards).

You can check out the project on Kickstarter here.

Source: Nintendo Life & Retro Fighters

Kirby 25th Anniversary Sale Announced

Kirby 25th Anniversary Trailer

A Kirby 25th Anniversary sale has been announced by Nintendo. From now until August 8th, you can get a range of Kirby games on the Nintendo eShop for a discounted price. Games included in the sale include newer ones like Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot on Nintendo 3DS and classic Game Boy titles (through Virtual Console) like Kirby’s Dream Land & Kirby’s Dream Land 2. Check out the full list of titles over on the Nintendo Game Store here.

Source: Nintendo (1 & 2)

Image: Nintendo

N64 Controller Trademark Filed By Nintendo

N64 Controller Trademark

A N64 controller trademark has been filed by Nintendo in Europe. What this means is not yet 100% known, but it could mean a N64 Classic Edition is in the works. Nintendo also filed trademarks for the NES controller, SNES controller, and the Switch console. We’ll have to wait and see what comes of this, if anything.

Source: GameZone & EUIPO

Image: EUIPO

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