ByMarlon McDonald, writer at Creators.co
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Marlon McDonald

If you're like me and have been hurriedly chasing the NX rumor train from station to station, not only would you be as dench as heck, you would also be pretty shattered from all of the run-around, fake controllers, and general lack of news coming out of Nintendo HQ.

But here's a juicy ol' rumor that might spur you back into slipping on your running shoes once again. In a ode to the nostalgic regurgitation that's currently bombarding our senses, word on the street is that Nintendo's impending NX is heading back to cartridges! Which, frankly, is madness.

Breath of the Whaaaaat?!
Breath of the Whaaaaat?!

The rumor has been fueled by a recent trademark filing for the impending Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, dug up by NeoGAF (of course). The filing details all the usual things you've come to expect from video game releases: "Downloadable electronic games programs," "video game software," and the like. But it also goes a way to include "video game cartridges" — hence, the fevered tongue wagging.

Screenshot of listing
Screenshot of listing

But this could (and should!) be taken with an obligatory pinch of salt, because the listing for Ever Oasis, as pointed out by GAF user smellycat (love the name btw), also points out that the title's listing includes "game discs," despite the fact that it is a 3DS title. How's that work then?

Ever Oasis listing
Ever Oasis listing

What gets me even more pumped over this rumor is the fact that almost a year back now, Nintendo filed a patent for a console without a disc drive:

The speculative workings of the NX?
The speculative workings of the NX?

...And, according to Money-Link, the heralds of finance news, Macronix, the company that makes all of the cartridges (or rather, ROM chips) for the 3DS, is expecting a huge bump in sales when the NX is released next March.

Man, I don't know why I'm so excited for this news. I love the whole artistic design of cartridges — the chunky boxes, blowing on them to get them to work (which is really bad for them btw), the fact that they will not break as easily as discs when lobbed against a wall — cartridges are my bag.

But what about you?

Discs or carts: What would you prefer in your bag?

(Sources: NeoGAF, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Gamenesia)