It’s been many years since we last saw a 1080 Snowboarding game get released on a Nintendo console. However, we may not have to wait too much longer as Nintendo might be interested in bringing the franchise back on the Nintendo Switch in the near future.
As seen by PixelPar on Twitter, Nintendo has filed a new trademark for the 1080 Snowboarding franchise back on December 18th, 2017. There are rumors that a Nintendo Direct is happening later this month so we might get more details very, very soon.
1080 Snowboarding made its debut back on the Nintendo 64 console in the ’90s and was super awesome. The game was playable on the Wii Virtual console many years later, although the 1080° Avalanche on Gamecube was the only sequel releasing in 2003.
Since that time, the snowboarding franchise has been dormant. 1080 missed the entire Wii U console and we have yet to see a snowboarding game on the Nintendo Switch.
On other consoles/platforms, we have only received Ubisoft’s Steep and Mark McMorris Infinite Air as the latest snowboarding video games. I’m hoping Nintendo announces a new 1080 game on Nintendo Switch very soon because the gaming industry needs more extreme sports games.
For now, all we can do is wait and see what happens. Considering that the Switch is the fastest selling console in North American history, Nintendo would be crazy not to resurrect some old IPs in order to entice more casual gamers to buy their new console.
Nintendo has been super smart with its marketing for the Nintendo Switch console thus far. The console is performing way better than the Wii U and Nintendo manages to release quality first party video games throughout the entire year. Unlike some publishers that just leave all of their baskets during the Fall season…