A New Way To Play?
A Twitter User has discovered a new patent filed by Nintendo for a controller variant of some kind. Pictures and details are scarce, but it appears the patent filed last Summer, and was only made public in January.
New patents are not a guarantee that anything is coming, but sometimes do tend to hold slightly more weight than a trademark renewal.
As for the controller itself, it appears to be styled after a portion of the N64 controller. It’s missing the prominent prongs, the Z trigger, and some of the face buttons, but it’s clear the N64 controller was definitely a base for this design. It even appears to have the N64 Controller Pak slot!