For a while, rumors remain, Nintendo could quickly get a N64 Classic Mini on the market. Finally, it was also said that the announcement should take place in November 2018 and the launch before the end of the year.
Those who looked forward to playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and other classics pre-installed on the N64 Classic Mini will now be downloaded by Reggie Fils-Aimé: CEO of Nintendo America told Kotaku that the release of the retro console is not planned for the foreseeable future.
Retro games via online service
Nintendo's first two classic consoles were a temporary opportunity for the company to bridge the gap between Wii U and Nintendo Switch. "Although the users [das N64 Classic Mini] we have to look at [Retro-Konsolen] as temporary business opportunities, "said Fils-Aimé, adding that access to retro games will increasingly be provided through the paid Nintendo Switch Online service.
Many N64 classics like "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" are not available for this at least right now. Currently, the selection is limited to titles originally released for NES. There is, however, a slight reason for hope: When asked if definitely no N64 Classic Mini will be released, Reggie Fils-Aimé replied: "I would never rule anything."