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Nintendo undeniably has the richest stable of first-party franchises in the contemporary console landscape. Recently, our own Ben Reeves suggested that Big N give hungry gamers a new Metroid. Samus Aran isn't the only Nintendo star being neglected. Captain Falcon needs some love, too.
In an interview with IGN, famed designer Shigeru Miyamoto tempered expectations for a return to the futuristic tracks of F-Zero. "I think where I struggle is that I don’t really have a good idea for what’s new that we could bring to F-Zero that would really turn it into a great game again," he told interviewer Rich George.
For those that are absolutely craving hovercraft racing though, Mario Kart 8 for Wii U will introduce anti-gravity and wild new tracks. Miyamoto had more to say about Nintendo's approach to its franchises and balancing great ideas with limited resources. Be sure to read the entire interview on IGN for the details.
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How about a Beat-Em Up starring Captain Falcon?
I wanna falcon punch something so bad right now
Just make a bat *** crazy racing game like the previous ones, but put in more crazy stuff, story is something that never really was in these games, just the races
Really?? No ideas for F-Zero?? 32 player online gameplay, customizable vehicles using the gamepad, customizable tracks using the gamepad, sharing tracks on miiverse, HD graphics with the powerful Wii U hardware, refined vehicle controls, ect. Man, this is disappointing. F-Zero could be a system seller if revitalized correctly just like Fire Emblem Awakening was.
Also Kamiya wants to make Star Fox!!! Platinum games would be PERFECT for Star Fox!!!! WTF, Nintendo!?!?!?
I'd rather see a new Extreme G.
With all of these other great titles returning, it seems only fair to make a new F-Zero. Come on guys... Pwease.
f-zero vs mario cart boom
Well Miyamoto doesn't have to do it. Have some people brainstorm. I personally don't care for the series but think Nintendo could do a lot with it. I want a gritty racing game.
I didn't even read this story, but from the headline, I don't blame him at all. While it'd be awesome to see another fast-paced sequel to the somewhat-obscure racing franchise, I can't see where they'd take it. They already have Mario Kart under their belt, and if Star Fox on Gamecube proved anything, it's that these "originals" often don't transfer well when switching genres. I wouldn't mind it, but this makes sense. As long as "Falcon Punch!" is in every Smash Bros. for the rest of life, then I'm cool.