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Platinum Says It Was Nerve-wracking Working With Shigeru Miyamoto On Star Fox Zero

One of the surprise announcements of E3 this year was the announcement that Star Fox Zero is being developed by none other than Platinum Games. Yusuke Hashimoto, who also directed Bayonetta 2, says development of the game was very fun, especially collaborating again with Nintendo. However, Hashimoto also revealed that it was “nerve-wracking” when Shigeru Miyamoto stepped in to show them a new idea, asked them what they thought, and they had to come up with a decent answer about whether it should be implemented or not.

“The three of us are always working together and it’s very fun,” Hayashi says, “but obviously when Mr. Miyamoto shows you something and is like, what do you think of this, and you have to come up with a good answer, it’s very nerve-wracking.”

“I’m struck by how fast this goes,” says Hashimoto. “The turnaround between the exchange of the two parties is very quick. It’s a kind of development speed I haven’t really seen before.”

106 comments

  1. >>>Tremble before his power, just make the game good and challenging, force your challenging ways onto the game>>>

    1. It will without a doubt be challenging than the E3 demo, at E3 demos are made to be easy for press, because they dont want staff from IGN cry how the game is terrible because its hard, you know what im saying?

      1. >>>Except in most cases, I always got the same easy impression when having bought any game claimed to be made “easier” for the civilian press>>>

        1. You are now talking about Platinum and Nintendo, StarFox is on rails shooter, challenge will be part of its scoring high scores nature.

          Challenge will come when you try to score like this:

          1. >>>I want challenge from the game itself, the enemies and bosses, these score challenges are no real challenges other than wanting to show how good you are in beating an easy level>>>

    2. yo commander, I always wanted to ask you something: why you hate MS but not Sony? I mean, I’m a huge Nintendo fan just like you, and hate more Sony than MS, they (sony) it’s like our biggest rival! lol. but you seem to tolerate them, even supporting them sometimes… I prefer to game on my PC before I buy a Sony console lol

      1. >>>I’m 2/3 Nintendite and 1/3 Master Race, I dislike the Sonyans almost as much but the Xbots are the ones that turned gaming into a shallow multimedia nonsense and even worse, wants to enslave everyone in the real realm by cooperating with the NSA and other imbeciles and yet the cattle gladly accepts submission>>>

        >>>Once this X-Infection is cured, my attention will move over to the Sonyans until they are either gone or have fallen so low that they are nothing but a nuisance>>>

        >>>I too game on the PC over the useless twins obviously>>>

        1. You forgot one thing: Nintendo is who indirectly created PlayStation and yes I know Sony tried to absorb Nintendo like fools to bring their once almost true partnership to a halt. But Xbox must go. Their existence was and always will be pointless while PC gaming exists.

          1. >>>The Sonyans are only tolerated because of their hate against Xbots, once they are gone, they are next>>>

            1. Again, blame both them and Nintendo for their existence. But looking at Sony from PS2, they use to be great and the pinnacle symbol of what Nintendo should’ve been. Now PS4 is continuing that positive path..except Sony is still insisting on playing copycat on what Xbox is doing in a few areas and I hate that. Plus Sony acting all cocky about the competition which the last few times they did that *cough* PS3! *cough* they shot themselves. Only when they’re being themselves and play their cards right like during the PS2 days, they’ll be fine enough to stay. Xbox, must die and Sony needs to get some of their shot together. Nintendo, I’ve had enough with them being so goddamn arrogant towards the fans and everything they once stood for.

              1. >>>Despite their arrogance, some of you behave as if there are no games to play on the Wii U, Bayonetta 2 itself is worth it all but if you want to play games that are available in every platform then you weren’t a real Nintendo fan to being with if you don’t like most of their games during these 3 years>>>

                1. Of course there isn’t because the 3DS has those exact same games but with actual fucking online components and peer to peer activities like Streetpass. There’s no other possible way to keep defending Wii U or Nintendo anymore so just stop. Now I’m hearing NX is not competing other consoles on their level as many wanted and it looks like it’s going for another goddamn gimmick sales stunt AGAIN and oh my god if they call the next console after “Wii” again, I’ll lose whatever remaining trust or respect for Nintendo I have left. IDK why but I still have some tiny glimmer of hope left praying for a turnaround but it’s disappearing fast dude and if you don’t understand the same way Nintendo doesn’t to their fans worldwide, then it’s over before it’s officially over.

                  1. >>>I do understand why and I’m one of them, but to say that there are no games to play on it is being a little too childish>>>

                  2. >>>I mean sure DKCTF wasn’t a game that most wanted but I still am going to buy it later because I liked DKCR, I still haven’t bought TW101 and I’m planning on buying a few more games later on>>>

              1. >>>I don’t know what love is but I guess the same back at you kind stranger>>>

        2. But you like Nintendo even though they have less games then either platforms despite those platform also having bonus features? You are just biased as all hell. No need to pretend.

              1. >>>No, not my type of game mainly because of the butthurt players that take teamplay so seriously, I hate teamplay, they only slow me down>>>

                1. Do you play any games? Do you even play Nintendo games?
                  You’re on this site 24/7 and I’ve been frequent for like 2 years.

                  1. >>>By your logic then you would be on this site just as much>>>

      2. Dude microsoft is the worst sony and nintendo used to be partners even till nintendo decided not to go for cds and stuck to cartidge form. Microsoft was the worst the day they announced they were making a system. And look what they did to rare. Old school fans hate xbox compared to playstation. Xbox is just a bunch of shooters for the most part and made them the giant genre they are today. At least sony is known for having a lot of good games on all their systems. Twisted Metal 2 on PS1 is better right off the bat than anything xbox has ever offered.

      1. If Miyamoto is going to hold Star Fox back, I’m afraid Lord Miyamoto has outlived his usefulness. Time to take the old dog out back & put him down as humanely as possible. lol But seriously, joking aside, if someone is going to hold progress back, they truly have nothing more to give to the world. It’s regrettably time to retire. All things must retire & die eventually. Such is the way of the world.

    3. More like he showed them something they didn’t like but they didn’t have the balls to say it directly so they euphemized the shit out of it.

  2. I hope this means more partnerships between Nintendo/Platinum. Heck just let Platinum keep on making the future StarFox titles too, StarFoxZero looks the most promising entry since SF64.

  3. I hope Nintendo keep letting platinum join with games and help make games for them they are a great company

  4. Oh come on, this title is such a click bait it’s disgusting. The title makes it seem that platinum hates every second of development for this game. You should have titled it something like, they thought development was fun but could be a little nerve racking. Other than that the article was great as usual:)

  5. Platinum being a semi-permanent development partner for Nintendo would be a perfect match made in heaven. I can imagine the many projects that could come into fruition with their ideas and Nintendo’s guidance. Bayonetta 3, The Wonderful 102, a Murasame Castle successor, a GOOD action oriented Metroid title that isn’t Other M, and whatever excellent new IP they can come up with. It’s good to be a Platinum and Nintendo fan this generation.

    1. >>>I’d gladly take “Another M” than a Federation toy nonsense any day though>>>

      1. True that, Federation Force is truly one of the worse spinoffs Nintendo ever concocted since Mario Pinball Land. I would be insane to say that I’d prefer M:OM other that Chibi nonsense at all.

        1. Mario Pinball Land did have the right timing to spinoff Mario because Mario was well known and established over the world. Metroid is the under appreciated series that needs careful planning for its evolution and awareness. Other M and followed by Federation Force: Soccer Edition just spells an end to a once beloved franchise and one of the best sci-fi adventures ever conceived.

            1. How come? That’s exactly how the whole thing works, nobody minds Mario spin-offs because we know they come between regular Super Mario games, and it’s exactly the same reason nobody minded Metroid Prime Pinball, because it came out halfway through the Prime series, the problem with Federation Force is not that it is a spin-off, but that it is a spin-off coming after 5 years with no Metroid games, 8 after the last one that had a good reception and because there are absolutely no plans of making another one.

              1. >>>Because Metroid is not about family friendly party games>>>

        2. FF does have some potential anly the art style and graphics and music and colors and next level games run it deeper into the ground than a leviathan seed.

          I fear that they will use that awful looking samus suit that was in an artical a couple of months ago.

          1. They didn’t plan on having Samus at all, adding Samus is a desperate last minute tactic for damage control, which didn’t work because people complaining that Samus is not in the game are being stupid since ideally she should have never had a personality and thus it really wouldn’t matter who the fuk you play as as long as you get the same gameplay; the real problem with FF is not who the playable character is, but the fact that a meager spin-off is not enough to please a fanbase that is coming from the biggest flop in the series and an 8 year drought.

    2. If Nintendo and Platinum Games were to unite once again, I would love to see Bayonetta 3 on the Big N’s new system for 2018.

    3. I would like to see the next Metroid developed by an american developer, i.e., Retro. Otherwise it won’t have the right feel.

  6. When you’re working with a legend, it would obviously be nerve wracking. It’s like when a legend returns for one match in Wrestling, The young talent that the legend would be facing would feel very nervous.

  7. Yep I knew that bitch miyamoto was the one always fucking shit up. Just smack the bitch. I bet he’s like an annoying fucking fly. Always buzzing in your ear.

    1. I wouldnt be as hard as you, but you got a point, Miyamoto has sometimes too much influence, just look what happened when he wanted turn Dinosaur Planet into StarFox, we got after that disaster Krystal and all that bs to the series, which kept going to the wrong direction until after Command they totally had embarrassed SF and they had to wait years until ppl forget terrible installments like Adventures,Assault and Command, remake SF64 to remind the goodness of the series and then reboot it to clean that series from filth once and for all.

      1. Thanks for saying that. I can’t stand how people think those games are better than 64 and want krystal in smash. Dinosaur Planet is all adventures was like you said with star fox slapped on it at the last minute.

      2. What was terrible about Assault? I thought it was great, though a bit short, and the multiplayer was really fun.

      3. Dinosaur Planet should have been a spin-off Star Fox game with Fox being imprisoned & Krystal being forced to save him. It’s time someone other than Mario is captured in their respective franchise & needing to be saved by a new hero. Anyway, I think way too many people don’t give Adventures the credit it deserves for just being what it was: a nice spin off title trying out a different gameplay style. I sometimes get the impression some Nintendo fans are anti-romance & overreact when it’s added into a franchise.

    2. He might have made mistakes but that’s nothing of the same caliber as the one in charge of Metroid from Other M to now. He’s fucking it up worse than Miyamoto is.

      1. Metroid fanbase is so small, thats why they try to turn it what it isnt to make more money. I dont like Federation Forces, but i wouldnt say its fucking it up when the small metroid fanbase counts next to nothing in larger scale, if casuals eat that game up, the Metroid you loved will be gone.

        1. Have these fuckers clearly forgotten what the Prime series has done for Metroid? It did build up the fanbase and Other M drove it away and now this shit only makes it worse. Super Metroid was released so late in the SNES era it became underrated. It’s why the series looks so dim because the fucking morons at Nintendo now is refusing to expand it the right way. Retro tried and succeeded to an extend but Nintendo fucked it up by giving Retro the bird and called Prime “non-canon”. It’s like they’re trying to kill off Metroid in a disrespectful manner like Capcom killed Megaman.

          1. Chill out, even the Prime games sold less with each installment, like i said, Nintendo doesnt feel like the small fanbase counts them enough profit to make games you want. Metroid doesnt sell like Mario or Zelda, this is the reason why theres no new F-Zero either. They feel like Federation Forces has higher chance to succeed than regular Metroid, its sad but companies like Nintendo spent time researching the market and with their results they feel this way.

              1. From Metroid fans which is like 5 people compared to Mario/Zelda fanbases, you think they make regular Metroid just so it sells again like 5 copies? Im not fan of MP:FF but its time for Metroid fanbase deal with it and realize why Nintendo doesnt give a shit what that fanbase wants.

                1. ok u make it sound like Metroid sells REALLY poorly like TW101 but it doesn’t. Also Fire Emblem was seliing poorly in west but nintendo took a risk and gave another go with awakening and now looked what happened it sold really well.

                2. If they force us to deal with FF, we will force them to deal with the game’s failure by not buying it.

            1. And the first Metroid Prime did sell roughly 4-5 million globally while the U.S. sold 2 million alone and that’s when the GameCube was at its worst times. Metroid Prime sold more copies than any game in the series could ever dream to hit. Don’t you think that’s saying something that Nintendo would realize that when its done right, the Metroid series can be bigger again?

            2. I have to disagree with that statement: ” Nintendo spent time researching the market “. it so wrong in so many place.

              Nintendo don’t do market research at all, they market research is base on experience, Asian culture and Japan market. The US and north america and based on what nintendo USA feel (please note that NOA don’t do marketing research either). As for Europe it even worst, cause you have to satisfy more than 40 countries and cultures. Saying that UK is the same as USA but the rest completely different. The countries which are more likely like japan in term of games taste are france/spain/italy and germany

              1. Why are you implying that Nintendo of America has it easier than Nintendo of Europe? Are you aware that the entire continent is called America and that Nintendo of America operates all across the continent? NoA doesn’t just sell stuff to the US, it sells stuff to Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.

                1. True but we all know Nintendo of America gives the bird to most American countries & mostly focuses on the US. Nintendo of America is headquartered IN the United States, after all, and most of the employees are probably also most from the United States. Besides, everyone knows Nintendo of America fucking sucks! Especially in the last decade! It’s like all the smart people at Nintendo of America quit during the N64 days. :/

      2. True. But just look at splatoon. Minus miyamoto splatoon probably could have had voice chat. Starfox Zero isn’t even getting a online mode. Why? Because that annoying bitch miyamoto is present again. Yes his ideas good, but he doesn’t have to be fucking breathing down people’s necks all the time. Nagging about how it’s supposed to be his way. Honestly I’m starting to think miyamoto is the reason why nintendo is so “kid friendly”.

        1. Well i agree about online, StarFox Zero needs online multiplayer, it would increase its appeal without a doubt. I dont believe though that Miyamoto makes all these calls though, theres lots of old farts at Nintendo who refuse everything more modern and like to pretend its like 10 years ago.

          I think the kid friendly image comes from those who make decisions about marketing department, they refuse to promote exclusives like Bayonetta2 and DevilsThird, i doubt Miyamoto has anything to say for what marketing department does, here in west its more of Reggies and Shibatas work.

          1. They promoted bayonetta 2 better then devil they even teamed up with playboy

          1. Um miyamoto was involved in splatoon. That bitch is Involved with almost all Nintendo’s franchises. Yes! Seeing as dog fights would increase replay value. There’s no fucking reason as to not include it.

              1. So far as I know he was assisting with splatoon because supposedly the devs didn’t know what the fuck to do with splatoon. He’s working on the new zelda, starfox, and those new lame ass projects he’s working on. He’s all over the place. Getting on people’s fucking nerves. Wanting shit to go his way. Throwing out other people’s ideas so his ideas can shine through. Honestly he just needs to retire. The games he’s creating aren’t really that special anymore. Sure he can still be a mentor, but just stop jumping into people’s way.

                  1. What hell do you want me to go do? Fly to Japan and go fucking stalk miyamoto?

                    1. >>>If that gets me the evidence I need then yes>>>

                    2. And this is reason why you haven’t had any vagina yet. Too much fucking stalking.

                      By using logical sense from stories that devs have told. You picture out how fucking pesky miyamoto really is. That bitch needs slapped and so does you.

                    3. >>>I don’t want any useless human genitalia and it was your idea to stalk him, now go ahead and get me that evidence>>>

                    4. Human genitals aren’t useless. Let’s just say they are tools for reproduction and pleasure. Something a virgin like you wouldn’t understand.

                      And it was your fucking idea. You wanted the evidence. You go fucking get it since your a tetrabitch in all.

                    5. >>>That’s why they are useless, they create more of this disease>>>

                      >>>I simply agreed to your idea, you humans can’t even acknowledge your own misguided thought>>>

                    6. And you went along with my misguided thought like a dumbass you are.
                      Shame…
                      To bad a heartless bastard as yourself will never know the true warmth of the female vagina. Go masturbate with your robo oil in a corner some fucking where.

                    7. >>>I just want to do something you think off for once, even if it’s misguided>>>

                      >>>The only “warmth” I want to feel is the energy leaving off the entire Xbot species in the underside of my metallic leg>>>

                    8. And you say your some superior bitch? No one of a “high mighty” status would follow a misguided thought from a “supposedly” “primitive being” as myself. The more speak tetrabitch the more you make yourself look like a worthless fool who foolishly dream about foolish dreams.

                      Good! Crush them all but after done your done. Make sure you self destruct. As your leg will be infected from all that “xbot” filth.

                    9. >>>Too young and primitive to understand what I mean>>>

                    10. >>>It was supposed to say “I want you to do what you think off for once”, stupid glitch>>>

              2. I’m not sure what the extent of his involvement was, but I remember reading somewhere that at first, he flat-out told the dev team that he saw no appeal to Splatoon and to change a number of things. He definitely had something to do with how it turned out.

            1. also online wouldn’t be a bad idea but if it doesn’t have i don’t think it will really matter. and Miyamoto seriously needs to just focus on his own games tho he really needs to let the other developers do what they want

            2. Maybe the dogfights alone don’t justify adding online since that really the only thing that comes to mind

        2. Miyamoto wasn’t the reason splatoon had no voice chat, it was another dev. All he did was review the project that they had since that is his job.After that point he looks at development of it like he does with every game. He is credited in most games just for looking at the project

        3. Actually, Hisashi Nogami (Splatoon’s producer) is the one to blame about Splatoon having no voice chat, as he thought voice chat would do more harm than good, and the only article I’ve read about Miyamoto being involved in Splatoon was when he said to Splatoon games that the game had no appeal, then they added the hiding, jumping, and shooting in the y-axis mechanics and thus making Splatoon’s gameplay what it is today.
          But I do agree that StarFox Zero should have both local and online multiplayer, as it adds a lot of value to the game.

        4. I hate to concede, but you may be right. And it’s sad because SF could have SPECTACULAR online play. Did you ever play Command’s online battles? They were the worst part of the game- one mode, almost no differences between stages, killing players didn’t give points- picking up the stars they left behind did, and if one player dropped out the whole match ended. I almost feel ashamed to have invested the time necessary to max out my ranking.

    1. I wish it wasn’t- it’s like even Miyamoto has no faith in his own series and thinks all anyone wants to see is a million different ways to play SF64.

      I wanted to see what happened next in the continuity, not have the franchise rebooted a second time.

      1. I wanted to see Star Fox follow up on Assault’s story and gameplay that uses both free roaming dogfights/explorations and third person shooting along with online multiplayer with that live video chat feature from 64 3D.

  8. Now imagine the Splatoon guys when Miyamoto told them “What is your purpose with this game? It is not appealing”.

    1. At that point of development the idea was even that fleshed out, it pushed them to make something bigger and better then what they had.

  9. 1. God damn the whining is crazy in the comments section and stranga get yo sorry ass outta here you are done with Nintendo right and when the 3d metroid game drops I’m sure all of you supposed metroid fans will be kissing so much ass since you think federation force is so awful when it is a spinoff and it has something to do with the 3d metroid game that is coming later so you can learn more about the series whether you play it or not but a lot of people can’t read on this website so o well

  10. I think it more to do with respect toward him rather than fearing Nintendo as a company. Which translate by finding an answer which say well shigeru-sama your idea stink and we don’t want it but at the same time not upset him.

  11. I think it more to do with respect toward him rather than fearing Nintendo as a company. Which translate by finding an answer which say well shigeru-sama your idea stink and we don’t want it but at the same time not upset him.

  12. I’m trying to decide on what he meant by that. Some might view it as “Ugh, Miyamoto is soo annoying! I hate him!” But I see it as “He’s so amazing I get nervous when I’m near him! Omg Miyamoto! Yayyyy!!!”

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