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Platinum Games would love to bring Star Fox Zero to Switch

Platinum Games studio head Atsushi Inaba was recently asked in an interview whether he would like to see Star Fox Zero appear on the Nintendo Switch platform. We have had numerous Wii U ports come to the Switch platform, but one of the bigger titles which is missing is action is Star Fox Zero. The game was a joint collaboration between Shigeru Miyamoto and Platinum Games. Mr. Inaba said it would be great to see the game on the Nintendo Switch as the only way to currently play it is to own Wii U console. If Nintendo suggested reworking Star Fox Zero then Platinum Games would be ready to comply.

About bringing Star Fox Zero to Nintendo Switch:

“It’s not cool that people aren’t able to play older games because they’re locked out of the platform, so of course if anything was possible we’d like to bring over any of those older titles to the newer platforms.

“It kind of depends on what’s in the realm of actual possibility, but yeah, if the chance came up it’s definitely something we’d like to think about.”

“The important thing to remember there is that because it’s Nintendo’s IP, the ideas are coming from Miyamoto-san himself,” he said. We have to respect what Miyamoto-san wants to do.

“Of course, at that time there was a lot of discussion between Platinum and Nintendo, but if the opportunity came up to bring Star Fox Zero to the Switch again it would be more of a question of what he would like to do in that opportunity, and of course we would respect that again.”

About giving feedback to Mr. Miyamoto

“Mr. Hashimoto was working on Star Fox as director at the time, but he’s no longer with [PlatinumGames]. He was probably the one who had the most trouble taking the ideas to Mr. Miyamoto, because aside from how he is personally, he is a giant in the industry and somebody who a lot of creators look up to. So, it takes a lot of courage or anyone to go to him with ideas or feedback.”


16 thoughts on “Platinum Games would love to bring Star Fox Zero to Switch”

  1. ||I didn’t have issues with the game but idf they bring it back they should add more missions and planets, tradional button control scheme, and an online mode…||

  2. Imma be honest this series really needs a reimagining. It has so much potential to be more. Fans hate adventure and assault for being different….but will surely give starfox 64..being rebooted over and over.

    1. Someone finally said it. How people can hate the games that tried to bring something new to the series, but be completely okay with overpriced reboots of 64 is beyond me.

  3. I didn’t even finish the original version for Wii U. It’s still sitting there as a digital download. Why would I pay for the game again? I don’t care if they fix the problems. It’s not worth spending that much money.

  4. I’d rather a new entry in the series instead of the same dang Star Fox 64 story retold yet again or better yet one where we have a new boss instead of Andross’s Head lol.

    Give us a tragic/dark themed story where Fox continues the snes storyline and goes into the awesome black hole or “out of this dimension” to find his father, or a game focusing on Falco before he joined star fox since nintendo loves to hint about him having a past life with Kat Monroe, or a game that focuses on Fox’s days back at Lylat Academy, heck even a prequel with James McCloud and the original sta fox can work. There’s so much they could do with the series, but I guess all that potential will never see the light of day..

  5. And I would love to sell my unopened Wii U copy for some money back, in favor of a better version on a relevant console.

  6. The biggest problem with the development of Star Fox Zero was that the person giving the ideas wasn’t part of the team making the game.

    I’m sure if Miyamoto had been the game’s director, he would have seen it wasn’t working and made changes to improve the experience.

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