they just registered a new trademark
that now includes coverage for "downloadable electronic game programs; downloadable electronic game software." Now this could be a Virtual Console release (yes please) or maybe they could be taking a page from that Kickstarter campaign and do an episodic release of a new game along the lines of WiiWare.
or it could be them just protecting the trademark.
of course a HD version of the original game released digitally for the Wii U would also rock