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Nintendo And Platinum’s Relationship Explained For Star Fox Zero

One of the biggest surprises to come out of the Nintendo E3 Digital Event was the collaboration between Platinum Games and Nintendo for Star Fox. To delve deeper into the matter Kotaku caught up with Shigeru Miyamoto to find out how the collaboration came about and also what has happened to Project Guard and Project Giant Robot which were Wii U GamePad demos showcased months back.

EAD x Platinum collaboration

“Art is being done at Platinum’s Osaka office, but design is being done in Nintendo’s offices in Kyoto, where some of the Platinum guys have taken temporary root. Nintendo’s director on the project is Yugo Hayashi who previously did level design on The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess and then directed Wii Fit U. As for how in the world one goes from Zelda to Wii Fit to Star Fox, Hayashi said, “I was kind of surprised by it, too.” Miyamoto joked: “Probably the main reason is actually that he sits the closest to me [of anyone in the development group].”

On Project Giant Robot / Project Guard

“Nintendo EAD and Hayashi is overseeing it, also with the help of Platinum. Miyamoto said it is meant to be played online and that Nintendo is still figuring out if or how to release it in conjunction with Star Fox Zero. Development of Giant Robo, another, less impressive E3 2014 experimental game is on hold.”

17 thoughts on “Nintendo And Platinum’s Relationship Explained For Star Fox Zero”

  1. More reason for my friend with Wii U owner to go bankrupt. Cool shit coming out for Wii U. I will make him buy them all. I don’t care if he goes broke and becomes unhappy with these days. If I’m happy, I’m all good.

    Best way to save money is to make your friend buy games.

  2. AMD hinted they are working with a new consoles that’s set to be released this coming 2016, since it seems like Nintendo NX is the only console in the making it is safe to assume that AMD is actually referring to the upcoming ‘Nintendo NX’.
    Zelda U will definately be a crossover title.

      1. Ridley 4 Smash DLC!

        That’s what Nintendo says about the NX. But at this point, I think they are full of shit & fully intend on releasing the NX next year. I’ll love it if I’m wrong, though.

  3. The game looks horrible. Looks like it could be run on the gamecube. I’m a huge fan of the original Starfox and I can’t even begin to explain the disappointment I feel after today’s showing. The show itself was embarrassing with almost no new products shown off. Half the products are Mario related and the only one that seams interesting is Maker. Xenoblade looks awesome but we already knew we were getting a Western release. Nintendo is so far out of touch with its fan base it’s scary. They’ll need to start showing us some progress on the class A titles instead of ignoring or bullshitting us all the time. I own every Nintendo platform from NES to the Wii U(even Virtual Boy) and today was the first time in all these years I feel Nintendo has epically failed us

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