Nintendo is registering a new trademark for various games belonging to The Legend of Zelda saga, including The Phantom Hourglass, Wind Waker, Ocarina of Time, and Skyward Sword.
This year will mark the 35th anniversary of the famous Nintendo series, and given that the Japanese company celebrated the anniversary of Super Mario last year with a collection that included Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy (aka the Super Mario 3D All-Stars), in addition of course to the classic Super Mario games released on the Nintendo Online service, the same thing is likely to happen with The Legend of Zelda saga for Nintendo Switch.
This, of course, is just speculation for now, but we have some tips based on the trademark registration that Nintendo Australia has been issuing for the past couple of days. In fact, an application for trademark registration has been submitted for Phantom Hourglass, Wind Waker, Skyward Sword, and Ocarina of Time.
This could be standard practice considering that most companies do it to protect their intellectual property, but the timing with which this indiscretion arrived suggests that a collection with the aforementioned games could be on the way, or perhaps a remastered version of some of them.
Last year, in fact, the sale preview of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Nintendo Switch appeared on Amazon, but the product page was quickly removed. Based on the brand renewal and how Nintendo handled the Super Mario 3D All-Stars Collection, they may have something similar planned for later this year.
There are rumors of a potential Nintendo Direct coming before the summer, during which an announcement could arrive. As soon as further news or official confirmations arrive, we will update you promptly.