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Kamiya Changes His Tune, Says He No Longer Wants To Work On Star Fox

star_fox_wii_u_rumorKnown for his forthcoming nature, Hideki Kamiya says he no longer wishes to work on Star Fox. Back in June (and again in August), the Wonderful 101 director expressed his interest in working on a new Star Fox game if Nintendo approached him, but it seems like Kamiya has had a change of heart. In a recent interview with Polygon, Kamiya has seemingly given up on Star Fox due to the “tendency for this to spread” within the media.

“I’ve been known for saying I want to work on Star Fox, but the tendency for this to spread and people constantly pestering me with questions, like ‘How would you do this? How would you do that?’ … Quite frankly, I’ve decided I don’t want to work on Star Fox anymore.”

However, when asked about one of Platinum Games’ characters – Bayonetta, for example – appearing in the Super Smash Bros. character roster Kamiya said he’d be “extremely honoured”. Let us know what you think of his statements in the comments below.

“Even if there’s been discussion between me and Mr. Sakurai, obviously it’s something I wouldn’t be able to talk about, but I’m a Nintendo fan at heart. Even creating games with the Nintendo logo on them is really impactful for me. So if there was ever the opportunity to feature one of my characters in a Nintendo game, obviously I would be extremely honored.”

Kamiya From Platinum Games Still Wants To Work On Star Fox

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Renowned Platinum Games developer Hideki Kamiya has revealed that he still wants to work on the Star Fox franchise. Kamiya says that he grew up on Nintendo franchises, and said that if Nintendo called and asked him if he would work on a new entry to the Star Fox series, he would genuinely jump at the chance.

“Of course I’d like to work together with Nintendo to make original games going forward.”

“But as far as Nintendo franchises, the reality is that these are big franchises that have lots of fans and lots of history and it’d be really hard in my position to say ‘Oh, let me make one of these games.’

“But tomorrow, if suddenly somebody came to me and said ‘We want you to make Star Fox,’ of course I would be pleased.”

“So Star Fox is one, another series, Murasame Jō. I grew up on Nintendo games so there’s a whole lot of respect for those.”

StarFox Developer Says Miyamoto Removed “What Was Cool” About The Original Game

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Dylan Cuthbert, founder of Q Games, has discussed his experience of working with Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto on StarFox. Cuthbert says that Miyamoto would suddenly add and remove ideas and it really felt as if the development team weren’t getting anywhere. In fact Cuthbert was ready to say “No, screw that” to Miyamoto as he believed that he was “removing what was cool”. Thankfully, we all know things turned out well in the end. Here’s what Cuthbert had to say about the experience.

“We were very cocky British programmers, thrown into this Japanese environment,” Cuthbert explained. “We were in awe and in shock at the same time about their process, as we went in intending to make a full 3D shooting game inspired by Starglider 2. But in the process I learned from Miyamoto that ‘No idea must go into a game, even if they are good ideas.’”

“This was very confusing for us, because at the time British games were full of good ideas,” he continued. ”We were at the forefront of 3D, even with isometric games back in ’83, but what we did in Britain was just stuff all these ideas in and then sell it. It’d sell, but people would find, like, half a game. Most of the games I bought in the 80s I would never finish.”

“So Starglider 2 was initially what we were trying to make: a 3D roaming game. For our first months of working with Nintendo, Miyamoto would add ideas, and then remove them. And it felt like we weren’t really getting anywhere.”

Miyamoto returned to the team with a “big grin” claiming to have solved their problems. “He said, ‘we’re going to limit it. It’s going to be on rails, and it’s going to be fun and playable and a Nintendo game.’”

“If we had been in Britain we would have been like ‘no, screw that.’”

“In our Starglider concept, you couldn’t really see lasers coming from behind you and it could be very hard to find where the enemies were in 3D space. It was a very difficult process for the player,” explained Cuthbert. “[the change] allowed us to make much better boss battles; you were always flying forward and you could always see the boss.”

“At the time all British 3D games were first-person to be more immersive, but the change allowed us to make it fun to manoeuvre between buildings, and allowed the barrel roll to be visible and intuitive.”

“With Starglider, the 3D roaming feature was such a big thing in our mind as British programmers we never considered other ways to do it,” he concluded. “It was Miyamoto and Nintendo who came up with these ideas because they didn’t have this background in 3D development.”

Two Tribes Would Love To Make Star Fox Wii U

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Collin van Ginkel, co-founder of Two Tribes Games and spiritual father of Toki Tori, has revealed that he would love to create a new Star Fox game for the Wii U. He believes that he would be able to create a classic Star Fox title if he was given the chance by the folks at Nintendo. Although it’s very unlikely to happen, would you want to see Two Tribes take on the Star Fox franchise?

I think we could make a damn fine Star fox game for Wii U. Yes, a classic Star fox game would be awesome to work on.

Thanks, Waseem

 

Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D And Mario Kart 7 On eShop

Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D and Mario Kart 7 are now available for purchase from the Nintendo eShop at a price of $39.99 each. Select Nintendo 3DS software that is currently available at retail stores will become available in the Nintendo eShop in the future. Nintendo UK announced earlier today that Mario Tennis Open is available on the European Nintendo 3DS eShop.

Star Fox Developer Talks About Shigeru Miyamoto & Star Fox Wii U

Q-Games founder Dylan Cuthbert, who has worked alongside Nintendo on the majority of Star Fox titles has likened Shigeru Miyamoto to the late Steve Jobs. Cuthbert says that although Miyamoto is slightly more friendly, he’s just as cutting

“Shigeru Miyamoto is like a slightly more friendly Steve Jobs but just as cutting. His private face is different to his public face.”

“His style of chasing ideas and cutting through bulls*** is brilliant. Internally he’s kind of like a slightly more friendly Steve Jobs, but just as cutting.”

Dylan Cuthbert also went on to say that he has a number of ideas of how the Wii U GamePad could be used in a new Star Fox game, but admitted it’s down to Nintendo to decide whether his idea works.

“Those questions are best geared towards Miyamoto. I know what I’d try and do with that tech, but at the end of the day, the ball’s in Nintendo’s court.

“I like to work on a variety of games, or life gets a little boring! Star Fox is a great world and series of characters, and one day I’d definitely like to go back to it and expand it further.”

Miyamoto Wants Metroid & Star Fox On Wii U

Nintendo is working on both traditional and brand-new games for Wii U. If he had to choose, legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto’s top two franchises that he wants on Wii U are Metroid and Star Fox. Miyamoto “feels like the possibilities of the GamePad for Metroid could be really fantastic.” Miyamoto didn’t confirm whether these games are in development but revealed that, out of all Nintendo franchises, he “personally” wants the Star Fox franchise most on Wii U.

“With Metroid it’s very easy to imagine some interesting implementation for Wii U. I think that having another screen with the gyro built in really gives you a lot of interesting opportunities for development, and we can bring a lot of our games to life in a completely unique way with that.”

“I feel like the possibilities of the GamePad for Metroid could be really fantastic,” Miyamoto told me at a different point in our conversation. “There’s certainly a lot that you could do there for that game.”

F-Zero, Star Fox And Super Smash Bros. At E3?

Gaming Unwrapped has heard news from a source of theirs “who is extremely close to Nintendo” that a Star Fox, F-Zero and Super Smash Bros. will be at E3 next week. The source is confident that they will be at E3 in some form whether it be teasers, artwork or gameplay videos. The source doesn’t know whether the titles will be for the 3DS or Wii U. A Pikmin sequel and a Super Mario Bros. title will be shown at E3 – will Nintendo’s other blockbusters join them?