Following the recent news that Nintendo registered ‘Hyrule’ as a trademark, we might see a new line of spinoffs being introduced to the market. Mario’s been getting this treatment for years now, so why wouldn’t Nintendo’s number 2 mascot be far off? Hyrule Warriors turned out to be a big step for the franchise, delivering a worthy non-cannon title (uhum, Link’s Crossbow Training, uhum), and with The Legend of Zelda themed DLC soon to be added to Mario Kart 8, surely a dedicated Hyrule Kart could follow shortly? Right? For all I know we might even see games like Hyrule Golf appearing!
All sarcasm aside, the fact remains that Nintendo does have a tendency to exploit their most cherished titles, although they have been careful with The Legend of Zelda. I’d love to hear what you make of this news, though. Do you think Nintendo will be releasing further titles based on the Zelda series, and if so, do you think this is a good idea? What spinoffs would you like to see appear? I would personally love to see The Wand of Gamelon mix with Superman 64. What a glorious dodongo bombing, car lifting title that would be!